Nadein-Rajewski noted that the United States will have to make a difficult decision, since the imposition of sanctions against Turkey is fraught with the loss of both part of the market and an important ally in its face.
“The Americans have to take into account that, firstly, this loss of the market will be of a certain segment, secondly, Turkey is a strategic ally, it is the most powerful state in the eastern Mediterranean. This is very significant for the entire US, NATO defense system there, ”he explained.
According to the expert, the Americans themselves are to blame for the situation.
“At first they didn’t want to sell the Patriot (American anti-missile complex - RT ), then, when it came to producing part of it in Turkish territory, they didn’t like this idea either. Now they are trying to breed their Turkish partner for some new concessions, but Turkey stubbornly refuses to do it, ”he added.
Earlier, Bloomberg reported that the United States is planning in the coming days to announce sanctions against Turkey because of the supply of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems S-400.