'US sanctions won't affect army, Turkish defense sector'

'US sanctions won't affect army, Turkish defense sector'
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New US sanctions will leave most of Turkey unaffected, including the National Defense Ministry, Turkish Armed Forces, and defense companies, the head of the Turkey’s Defense Industries Presidency (SSB) said on Thursday, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

Speaking at Anadolu Agency's Editor's Desk, Ismail Demir said the sanctions only target his government agency, but will not affect existing agreements that were already signed.

The sanctions were not imposed on the country, but only a single institution in Turkey and four people, he underlined.

Criticizing the sanctions, he said they were imposed by the US because under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s leadership, Turkey refused to “bow down to orders”

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