S-400 missile defense system (source: Russian satellite news agency)
Overseas network, Dec. 2 - Turkeys purchase of Russias s S-400 missile defense system from Russia has always been a big worry for the United States and NATO. But despite repeated threats from the US, Turkey recently said that the S-400 would not reduce NATOs defense capabilities, but would enhance its air defense capabilities.
According to the Russian satellite news agency, Turkey said that in July this year, Russia began to deliver S-400 to Turkey, and it is expected that the system will be fully put into use by April 2020. As for Turkeys willful act, the US side has said that Turkeys move will bring disastrous consequences to NATOs national defense and security, which will not only damage the F-35 project, but also may damage the interoperability between Turkey and NATOs defense system.
However, Turkey does not seem to pay attention to the accusations of the United States, and the United States has repeatedly said that it will not give up the S-400. According to Ismail Safi, an official of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogans government, Turkey believes that the S-400 will not only reduce NATOs defense capability, but also enhance its air defense capability. But Safi stressed that Turkey is not doing this for NATO, but to strengthen its own defense.
With regard to Turkeys purchase of S-400, the United States has repeatedly threatened that Turkey needs to destroy, return or otherwise abandon the S-400, otherwise it will face sanctions. The United States also suspended the sale of F-35 fighters to Turkey earlier this year.
Turkey began to receive the S-400 system in July, but it has not yet officially put into operation. Shipment of the second part also began on August 27 this year. Mevlut cavusglu, Turkeys foreign minister, has repeatedly said that despite repeated warnings from the United States of sanctions, the S-400 missile system purchased by Turkey will still be activated.
Source: editor in charge of overseas website: Li Zaixing, nbjs9026