Turkish President said that if the US does not oust the Armenian genocide plan and sanctions against Turkey, his country will retaliate.

Iran Press/Asia: Turkey could shut down its Incirlik airbase, which hosts US nuclear warheads, in response to threats of US sanctions and a separate US Senate resolution that recognized killings of some Armenians a century ago as genocide, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.

“If it is necessary for us to take such a step, of course, we have the authority ... If this is necessary, together with our delegations, we will close down Incirlik if necessary,” Erdogan said on A Haber TV, according to Reuters.

Turkey can also close down the Kurecik radar base if necessary, he added. 

“If they are threatening us with the implementation of these sanctions, of course, we will be retaliating,” Turkish President said.

Turkey condemned the US Senate measure last week. Erdogan suggested on Sunday that Turkey could also respond with parliamentary resolutions recognizing the killings of indigenous Americans in past centuries as genocide.

Turkish President earlier said that Ankara is not afraid of Washington's threat to boycott the country due to the purchase of Russia's S-400 missile defense system.

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