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Turkey will meet the US in the imposition of sanctions for the purchase of Russian air defense systems s-400. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu during a meeting with editors of Anadolu Agency, publishes video Beyazgazete.
“They say, “Buy the s-400, we will impose sanctions”. If you enter, we have to answer. Want such a relationship — your right” — said the head of the Turkish foreign Ministry. According to him, the US should not ask other countries to join the sanctions imposed. “We understand that the US and Russia and the US have imposed sanctions for interference in elections. But if I’m with someone bad relationship, I did call everyone and say, “do Not be friends with him!”? It generally is normal? We this approach is not acceptable. We buy the s-400 and you impose sanctions? Relationship with such an approach is not to build. Will sanctions be the answer,” concluded çavuşoğlu.
On 26 June, the assistant Secretary of state for European and Eurasian Uess Mitchell stated that in the case of purchase by Ankara of the s-400 relations between the two countries will be difficult to recover.
On 4 April it was reported that the beginning of deliveries With-400 “Triumph” in Turkey will accelerate, the timing was moved to July 2019.
In March, Cavusoglu said that Ankara will use the s-400 only for their own protection. He also reported that SAM needs Turkey urgently because of the lack of the country’s air defense system.
In September 2017 it became known that Moscow and Ankara signed an agreement to supply Turkey systems s-400. The contract provides for the sale of Ankara’s four divisions, equipped with these systems. The cost of the agreement is $ 2.5 billion, more than half of the amount will cover the Russian loan.
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