Neue Zürcher Zeitung: the U.S. Congress gave Turkey a “double slap”

Neue Zürcher Zeitung: конгресс США отвесил Турции «двойную пощёчину»

The us Congress has long been “furious” due to the purchase by Ankara of the Russian s-400 and the Turkish military operations in Northern Syria, writes the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. And finally, the US Congress responded and “gave Turkey a double slap in the face”, reports Swiss newspaper: recognize the Armenian genocide and has imposed sanctions against Ankara.

It is no secret that the US Congress is strongly cooled by the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, writes the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung.In particular, the American congressmen led into a rage,” not only the purchase by Ankara of the Russian is antiaircraft-rocket complexes With-400, but the Turkish military operation in Northern Syria, says the author Peter Winkler.And finally, the US Congress responded and “gave Turkey a double slap”, said the journalist of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.”The first touches on a sore subject”: the U.S. Senate and previously the house of representatives for the first time formally recognized the genocide “Turkish massacres of Armenians” in 1915.According to the author, is “a symbolic step”, and the resolution does not oblige.Nevertheless, the us Congress therefore “has hurt Turkey for a living”, says Winkler.However, more specific consequences for Turkey, “a second slap in the face”, continues the journalist of the Swiss edition.Recently, after several failed attempts and a majority of the U.S. Senate Committee on foreign policy still adopted a law which provides for sanctions against Turkey, explains the author.In turn, said Peter Winkler, Ankara, “as expected”, angrily reacted to such actions of Washington and is not the first time threatened to retaliate if the United States does impose sanctions against Turkey because of defense deals with Rossiya meanwhile, due to the purchase by Ankara of the Russian is antiaircraft-rocket complexes With-400 the United States has excluded Turkey from the program for the production of multi-role fighters F-35, like a journalist of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

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