Turkey says buying Russian defense system should not trigger U.S. sanctions

Written by on April 15, 2019

Turkey's Chief of the General Staff Akar is seen during the EFES-2018 Military Exercise near the Aegean port city of Izmir
Turkey’s Chief of the General Staff Hulusi Akar is seen during the EFES-2018 Military Exercise near the Aegean port city of Izmir, Turkey May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

April 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Turkey’s purchase of Russian air defense missile systems should not trigger U.S. sanctions because Ankara is not an adversary of Washington and remains committed to the NATO alliance, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday.

Akar also told a conference in Washington that Turkey expected to remain not just a buyer of advanced F-35 stealth fighter jets but also one of the partner countries involved in its production, despite U.S. warnings that it would be shut out of the F-35 project if it buys the Russian S-400 defense system.

Turkey is carefully studying an offer from the United States to buy Patriot missile defense systems, Akar added.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Dominic Evans)

Source: OANN

Listen to https://magaoneradio.net and Listen Daily! Don't Forget to Share Click a Link Below!

Reader's opinions

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Current track

Title

Artist

%d bloggers like this: