Trump motivated change level of economic development of Turkey
US President Donald Trump abolished the preferential trade regime with Turkey, excluding it from the special list of developing countries. This was reported by the press service of the White House.
"I came to the conclusion that, given its level of economic development in Turkey, it would be advisable to cancel the designation of Turkey as a developing beneficiary country from May 17, 2019," the US president said in a statement. In accordance with this, Washington also ceases a special preferential trade regime with Ankara.
In early May, the German edition of Bild, citing Turkish diplomatic circles, had already spread the message that the Turkish authorities intend to reconsider the decision to acquire the C-400 from Russia due to a sharp deterioration in the economic situation in the republic and a decline in the lira. However, last Friday this message was refuted by Fahrettin Altun, head of the public relations department of the presidential administration of Turkey.
Recall, on April 1, CNN, citing a statement by the American defense ministry, reported that the United States had suspended deliveries to Turkey related to the F-35, and demanded that this country refuse to receive Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.
In addition, the United States and NATO have repeatedly warned the Turkish side that the C-400 cannot be integrated into the alliance's air and missile defense system. Resolutions of the House of Representatives and the Senate, which are adopted separately in each House of Congress, have no legal force and are advisory in nature. So lawmakers express their position on a particular issue, and the executive branch has the right to ignore such documents.