Newsnewsrcwrtneoconsarmageddonitesonparademorewars4israel

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 10:24 PM

Done Deal: Turkey Says It Already Bought Russian S-400 & US Sanctions Wont Change That


Published time: 24 Jun, 2019 15:57
Edited time: 24 Jun, 2019 16:02

Nothing the US does will make Turkey abandon its deal with Moscow to purchase S-400 air defense systems, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, as Washington keeps threatening Ankara with sanctions.

The purchase of the Russian-made weapons has long been a point of contention in relations between the two NATO allies. The US has repeatedly threatened Ankara with various punitive measures should they not abandon the deal. It has already canceled training for Turkish pilots learning to fly American F-35 fighter jets as well as threatened to kick Turkey out of the multi-billion-dollar fighter jet program altogether.

Turkey, however, has stood defiant of US pressure and vowed to retaliate against any US sanctions.

“No matter what sanctions decision, no matter which statement comes from the US, we have already bought the S-400,” Cavusoglu told journalists on Monday. The only question related to the deal still being discussed is when the air defense systems will be delivered to Turkey, he said.

The minister also said that Turkey cannot rely on NATO in its national defense and accused Ankara’s Western allies of leaving it all alone in its hour of need.

Turkey urgently needs air defense. We cannot say ‘NATO should protect us’ if there is an attack because, let’s be honest, NATO can only protect 30% of Turkish airspace. It was the US, Germany and the Netherlands that pulled out Patriots when we needed them the most.

More...

https://www.rt.com/news/462576-turkey-s400-done-deal-sanctions/

9 replies, 187 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 9 replies Author Time Post
Reply Done Deal: Turkey Says It Already Bought Russian S-400 & US Sanctions Wont Change That (Original post)
RCW2014 Jun 24 OP
quad489 Jun 24 #1
DillyDilly500 Jun 24 #3
Badsamm Jun 25 #6
His Daughter Jun 24 #2
RCW2014 Jun 24 #4
His Daughter Jun 24 #5
Badsamm Jun 25 #7
Currentsitguy Jun 25 #8
Banshee 3 Actual Jun 25 #9

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 11:03 PM

1. ''It has already canceled training for Turkish pilots learning to fly American F-35 fighter jets''..

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to quad489 (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 11:52 PM

3. Turkish pilots caught a lucky break then.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DillyDilly500 (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 05:50 AM

6. Nice

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 11:52 PM

2. No JSF for Turkey then

Erdogan looks to be in some political trouble. Maybe he will work on his domestic issues for a change and not be so invested in international posturing.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to His Daughter (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 11:54 PM

4. Time to pull our nukes off Turkish soil perhaps? Are they really necessary there...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RCW2014 (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 11:59 PM

5. It is a common scenario that they try and seize them

They have been resistant to some extent to letting US planes and people go freely in and out of the country, but none dare use the word hostages...yet.

It is well past time for the Turkish invasion of Cyprus to end. Perhaps the US could move some of it Turkish garrisons there.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to His Daughter (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 05:51 AM

7. Constantinople needs a rebirth

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to His Daughter (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 05:59 AM

8. I'm sure there is plenty of room at Akrotiri and Dhekelia to house us.

That and the other Sovereign Base areas.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RCW2014 (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 11:23 PM

9. They make you russian master soil himself

funny how now you are American

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Newsnewsrcwrtneoconsarmageddonitesonparademorewars4israel