The United States is imposing sanctions against a Turkish government agency and four officials for links with the Russian defence sector, according to a notice in the official publication of the US authorities, the Federal Register
The notice will be officially published and will take effect on 7 April.
The SSB’s defence industry directorate as well as four officials who work for it, including the agency’s head Ismail Demir, have been sanctioned.
The sanctions are imposed under the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). The text of the notification does not mention the Russian S-400 air defence systems, for the purchase of which the US has threatened Turkey with sanctions.NATO considers Ukraine one of its most valuable partners