Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoglu announced that his country is open to alternatives to "F-35", including from Russia, indicating that Ankara will study the American presence in Turkey, in case of imposing sanctions on it.
On imposing sanctions on Turkey on the Russian S-400 defense system, Cavushoglu said that if the United States of America takes a negative step against Turkey, then Ankara will respond to it, stressing in this context that members of the US Congress should realize that they will not Reach results by spelling.
The Turkish foreign minister added that if the United States imposes sanctions on Turkey, Ankara will discuss the issue of the American presence in the Incirlik and Korjik bases.
The U.S. Defense Department budget for 2020, approved by Congress early in the week, banned transportation and sale of F-35s to Turkey.
The United States objects to Turkey's possession of the Russian S-400 air defense systems in a deal with Moscow, and says it is subject to CAATSA, and as a result the US president should impose sanctions on Ankara.