Russian anti-aircraft missile complexes (AAMS) s-400 will earn in Turkey by the beginning of 2020. In an interview with TGRT Haber said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu.
The Minister noted that the Russian air defense system is working better than the American Patriot (“Patriot”). He reiterated that the s-400 defense system. “If Turkey attacked from the air, we use them to avoid this attack,” — said Cavusoglu.
According to the Minister, the President of the United States Donald trump really may waive the imposition of sanctions against Ankara in the framework of the law “On counteraction to opponents of the United States through sanctions” (CAATSA). At the same time, in case of hostile attitude from Washington, Turkey is ready to retaliate, he said.
Cavusoglu also said that Turkey decided to participate in the program on U.S. F-35 because it’s a good system and advanced technology. At the same time, the authorities will act by analogy with the issue s-400: if the US make the final decision not to supply the planes, Ankara will look for an alternative.
July 16, U.S. President Donald trump said that Washington does not sell Ankara fighter-bombers F-35 due to the fact that she refused to purchase s-400.
The US and other NATO countries fear that if Ankara will appear and s-400, and the American fifth generation fighter F-35, the Russian radar systems will learn to calculate and track these aircraft. The President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the same time said that the deal with Russia is the most important agreement for Ankara and assured NATO that the Alliance will be stronger.
The agreement for the purchase by Ankara of the four battalions of s-400 was achieved in September 2017. The contract is worth $ 2.5 billion, half of this amount will cover the Russian loan. Delivery systems began in July 2019.
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