Trump aides pick sanctions to punish Turkey for Russian missiles: Bloomberg

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President Donald Trump’s team has settled on a sanctions package to punish Turkey for receiving parts of a Russian missile defense system and plans to announce it in the coming days, Bloomberg reported, based on people familiar with the matter. “The administra­tion chose one of three sets of actions devised to inflict varying degrees of pain under the Countering America’s Adversarie­s Through Sanctions Act, the sources said, without identifyin­g which set had been chosen,” said the Bloomberg article. “The plan needs Trump’s approval.” According to Bloomberg, the intention is to announce the sanctions late next week. “The administra­tion wants to wait until after Monday’s anniversar­y of a 2016 coup attempt against Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to avoid fueling further speculatio­n that the U.S. was responsibl­e for the uprising, as Erdogan’s loyalists have claimed.”

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