As The Wall Street Journal reported, citing its sources, Washington tried to force Ankara to impose such restrictions in December. According to the American newspaper, this was done under threat of imprisonment, fines and deprivation of export privileges. As noted, Under Secretary of Commerce Thea Roseman Kendler issued such a warning to the Turkish side.
It just turned out that Turkey is not aware of these threats. According to RIA Novosti, citing its sources, the airports and airlines have not received any instructions in this regard. “Work continues as usual,” the source said.
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure was also unable to confirm that US representatives made such demands. However, they decided to conduct an investigation on this matter and only then give their answer.
Incidentally, The Wall Street Journal also tried to get a comment on this from the Turkish Foreign Ministry, but received no response. And the US Department of Commerce only indicated that they had recently warned foreign companies about the need to comply with US export control measures against Russian, Belarusian and Iranian carriers, but provided no details. .
Recall that after the start of the special operation, Western countries imposed sanctions against Russia. The United States, among other things, imposed restrictions on the export of aviation products to Russia, under which aircraft made in the United States or containing more than 25 percent US-made parts must receive a special license.
It is worth noting that this story attracted the attention of the Russian and Ukrainian media, but not the Turkish ones. In them, “RG” could not find any articles on this topic.