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Turkey has denied the information about the requests to the United States to supply weapons to fight with Russia in Syria. This was announced by the representative of the Turkish Ministry of defense, RIA Novosti reported.
In particular, he said that the message requests the delivery of two Patriot air defense system about.
Previously Bloomberg wrote that Turkey asked the US missile defence system to fight against Russia. According to him, Ankara has asked Washington to place two batteries on the southern border. In the case of the deployment of Patriot Turkish side will be able to use its F-16 fighter jets for strikes in Idlib by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The Syrian army after the offensive in January-February took almost half Iglinskiy areas of de-escalation and had left behind the Turkish observation posts. This angered Ankara, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that if by the end of February, Syrian troops are withdrawn beyond the line of posts, then the Turkish army will start a military operation. Russia called for the settlement of the situation through negotiations, but the parties failed to agree.
In 2019, Russia supplied Turkey anti-aircraft missile systems s-400 “Triumph”. Agreements concluded after the U.S. refused to sell Ankara Patriot. For fear of leaks through C-400 data, revealing the possibility of American fighters fifth generation F-35 Lightning II, Washington has suspended the supply to the Turkish side of this technique.
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