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Despite US threats, Turkey will use Russian S-400 (Ankara)

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Turkey has announced that it will use S-400 missile systems despite US threats.

“Turkey has bought Russia’s S-400 missile defense systems to use them, not to put them to one side,” Ismail Demir, head of Turkey’s defense industry, said on Saturday. , a few days after the meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his American counterpart Donald Trump.

In an interview with broadcaster CNN Turk, Ismail Demir said it was not logical for countries to buy such systems to put them aside, and that Ankara and Washington were aiming to tackle the problem.

“It’s not a proper approach to say” we will not use them for their sake “about a system we bought out of necessity and paid so much money,” said Demir. “We have relations with Russia and the United States. We must continue and respect the agreements we have signed, “he said.

The United States calls on Turkey to cancel the purchase of Russian S-400 defense systems and purchase their Patriot systems. Ankara has so far declined this request and finalized the purchase of the S-400 with Moscow.

“Turkey does not intend to give up deploying S-400 missile defense systems purchased from Russia,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday (November 14th) aboard the plane that was taking him back to Ankara after a visit lightning in Washington.

“I told Trump we were ready to buy the Patriot. But we consider that the proposal to buy them and abandon the S-400 is an attack on our sovereignty, “he told reporters on the presidential plane. “There can be no question of giving up the S-400 and turning to the Patriots,” he concluded.

“Turkey has bought Russia’s S-400 missile defense systems to use them, not to put them to one side,” Ismail Demir, head of Turkey’s defense industry, said on Saturday. , a few days after the meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his American counterpart Donald Trump.

In an interview with broadcaster CNN Turk, Ismail Demir said it was not logical for countries to buy such systems to put them aside, and that Ankara and Washington were aiming to tackle the problem.

“It’s not a proper approach to say” we will not use them for their sake “about a system we bought out of necessity and paid so much money,” said Demir. “We have relations with Russia and the United States. We must continue and respect the agreements we have signed, “he said.

The United States calls on Turkey to cancel the purchase of Russian S-400 defense systems and purchase their Patriot systems. Ankara has so far declined this request and finalized the purchase of the S-400 with Moscow.

“Turkey does not intend to give up deploying S-400 missile defense systems purchased from Russia,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday (November 14th) aboard the plane that was taking him back to Ankara after a visit lightning in Washington.

“I told Trump we were ready to buy the Patriot. But we consider that the proposal to buy them and abandon the S-400 is an attack on our sovereignty, “he told reporters on the presidential plane. “There can be no question of giving up the S-400 and turning to the Patriots,” he concluded.

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