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Mon Apr 8, 2019, 08:58 PM

Buying S-400 Turkey's 'Sovereign Right': Putin & Erdogan Speak To Press In Moscow



Turkish President Recep Erdogan is visiting Moscow, discussing with Russian President Vladimir Putin the situation in Syria as well as the S-400 weapons deal that has driven a wedge between Ankara and Washington.

“We discussed the current situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone and the prospects for the comprehensive implementation of the Sochi memorandum,” Putin told reporters, referring to the situation in Syria.

Erdogan called the decision to buy Russian S-400 air defense missiles Turkey's "sovereign right." The sale was a "closed question" and no one can hope do dissuade Ankara from it, he added.

Turkey and the US have been increasingly at odds over the conflict in Syria, but the S-400 issue in particular threatens the relations between Washington and its NATO ally. Ankara's insistence on the purchase has already resulted in the US suspending delivery of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey.

Meanwhile, Russia and Turkey are boosting their ties. In addition to the high-profile arms deal, they are now preparing for the launch of the Turkish Stream underwater pipeline. It has the potential to turn Turkey into a major hub for delivering Russian natural gas to customers throughout southern Europe. The development undermines US attempts to push Moscow out of the European energy market and replace its fuel with its own more liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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Reply Buying S-400 Turkey's 'Sovereign Right': Putin & Erdogan Speak To Press In Moscow (Original post)
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FreeWheelBurning Apr 2019 #1
RCW2014 Apr 2019 #2
FreeWheelBurning Apr 2019 #3
DillyDilly500 Apr 2019 #4
FreeWheelBurning Apr 2019 #5
DillyDilly500 Apr 2019 #6
Carlos W Bush Apr 2019 #7

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 08:15 AM

1. They sound like little children

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Nobody is telling Turkey it is not their right to by the S400. What they are being told is that there will be repercussions for doing so.

Good riddance. Let Turkey go.

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Response to FreeWheelBurning (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 10:32 AM

2. Turkey will be art of NATO as long as they wish. No provision to expel any country from

the organization.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 10:51 AM

3. I said "let them go"

"Let them go" is not the same as "kick them out".'

In the meantime, there is nothing that says Turkey has to be included in exercises, planning, etc.

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Response to FreeWheelBurning (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 12:59 PM

4. I would have little concern if Turkey left NATO and aligned with a Russia/China. Neocons crusaders

must be put "in check" as is starting to be done now.

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Response to DillyDilly500 (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 01:11 PM

5. Not surprised

There is little difference between you and the other Putinistas on this board.

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Response to FreeWheelBurning (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 03:25 PM

6. What? There are other comrades on this forum! Who knew besides you?

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 03:41 PM

7. I would kick them out of NATO, and then go invade Venezuela just for good measure.

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