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Foreign Ministry: Turkey undermines NATO cooperation with S-400


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Foreign Ministers of Russia and Ukraine meet in Antalya TurkeyAlthough this did not yield significant results, it is considered a major diplomatic victory by Erdogan, who spoke with him. Joe Biden For developments.

The phone conversation between the two with him lasted 45 minutes Erdogan He described the Lavrov-Kuleba meeting as a “diplomatic victory” and said it was important for his country to talk and talk with both Moscow and Kiev.

What happens if a ban is imposed

According to reports, the Turkish President has asked the US President to lift the embargo on Turkey’s defense sector, expedite the process of purchasing 40 F-16 fighter jets and modernize the rest.

In short, he called for the lifting of US sanctions imposed on the Turkish defense establishment under the CAATSA.

However, Foreign Ministry spokesman Joe Biden said in a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart that the United States was urging Turkey to abandon the Russian S-400.

What is America’s response?

Asked by the APE if the United States could consider lifting sanctions while the S-400s were in Turkey, a foreign ministry spokesman said Washington would continue to urge Ankara to abandon the Russian organization.

He stressed: “We call on Turkey to abandon the S-400 system. Turkey’s acquisition of the S-400s is in direct contradiction to the promises made at the 2016 NATO summit in Warsaw by all allies to reduce their dependence on Russian equipment.

The purchase of the S-400 system by Turkey endangers US and Allied military technology and personnel security.

It provides significant funding for Russia’s defense sector, as well as Russia’s access to the Turkish Armed Forces and Defense Department.

“The United States has imposed sanctions on the Turkish Defense Procurement Service (SSB) under Section 231 of the CAATSA for knowingly making a significant transaction with Rosophoronexport.” Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

In fact, US government sources say that sooner or later, Turkey will be asked to choose between the United States and Russia.


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