Erdogan: No one can ask Turkey to give up purchasing S400

 Erdogan: No one can ask Turkey to give up purchasing S400

[Global Network Military Report] Russian Satellite News Agency reported on April 9 that Turkish President Erdogan said that no one could ask Turkey to give up the purchase of S-400.

A road map has been drawn up for the purchase of the S-400, and the relevant work has been completed. Everything is ready, Erdogan said. If someone then proposes to abandon the purchase, it does not respect the wishes of the Turkish side. Now that we have reached an agreement and signed an agreement, naturally, we will continue to move forward. This involves Turkish sovereignty, which is our own decision. No one can ask us to give up this decision.

Erdogan pointed out that Turkey, like other independent countries, makes its own decisions based on its own interests.

Earlier, Turkey said it would not give up buying the S-400 missile system and would receive the first batch of such missiles this year. The United States claims that the S-400 missile system does not conform to NATO standards and threatens to impose sanctions if purchased. The United States has repeatedly raised the possibility of postponing or cancelling the sale of new aircraft to Turkey.

The U.S. Department of Defense confirmed on April 1 that the U.S. suspended the delivery of F-35 fighter planes to Ankara because Turkey planned to purchase the S-400 missile system from Russia.

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