The United States is imposing sanctions against a Turkish government agency and four officials for ties with the Russian defense sector, according to a notice in the official publication of the US government - the Federal Register.
Report informs citing RIA Novosti that the notification will be officially published and will enter into force on April 7.
The sanctions targeted the SSB defense industry department and four officials who work in it, including department chief Ismail Demir.
The sanctions are imposed under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).
For SSB, the sanctions would mean a ban on US exports and loans of more than $10 million to the organization. Four Turkish government officials will be deprived of the opportunity to enter the United States, their assets in American jurisdiction will be blocked, and the Americans will be prohibited from conducting any transactions with them.