UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected Ankara’s desire for nuclear weapons. This was reported on September 4 by Anadolu agency.
Speaking at the Economic Forum of Central Anatolia in the city of Sivas, he noted that many countries have nuclear warheads, but Turkey will never have them.
“I do not accept this!” The Turkish leader emphasized.
On July 12, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced the start of deliveries of Russian S-400 air defense systems to the country. Later, information was confirmed by the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation. However, NATO expressed concern about Turkey’s military acquisition.
On July 13, Bloomberg reported that the United States plans to impose sanctions on Turkey next week due to S-400 shipments.
Russia and Turkey entered into an agreement on the supply of S-400 air defense systems back in 2017, after which the United States opposed the deal and began to threaten Ankara with sanctions and various consequences for the acquisition of Russian weapons.
However, the Turkish side did not refuse the contract.
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