Foreign relations of the United States
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Russian C-400 missile-system will be fully deployed in Turkey in April 2020, BTA reported.
Russia has already begun supplying components of the C-400 in Turkey, despite tensions that the defense system bought with NATO's Ankara partners, particularly the United States, who warned the country that they would respond to sanctions.
US President Donald Trump is considering stricter sanctions against Turkey if Ankara insists on plans to purchase a Russian missile defense system, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.
Citing people familiar with the issue, Bloomberg said that Washington is weighing three "sanctions packages," the severest of which "would all but cripple the already troubled Turkish economy."