June 26, 2019 / 4:53 PM / 5 months ago

Turkey's Erdogan says no indication from Trump of U.S. sanctions over S-400 deal

FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey, June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he had not seen indications in his talks with President Donald Trump that the United States will impose sanctions on Ankara over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems.

The United States has warned that it would impose sanctions on Turkey if it pressed ahead with the S-400 deal, but Ankara has said it would not back down and has so far dismissed the warnings, as relations between the NATO allies strained.

Speaking to reporters in Ankara before departing for the G20 summit in Japan, Erdogan said he would again discuss the issue with Trump in bilateral talks on the sidelines of the summit.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Dominic Evans

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