Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey has rejected a US request for Ankara to provide Kyiv with Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems it purchased from Moscow in 2017.
Cavusoglu said the US proposal violated Turkey’s sovereignty and suggested Washington also asked Ankara to hand over the Russian-made system to the US.
“They made proposals that directly affect our sovereignty, for example, give us control over it, give it to another place. Where is our independence and sovereignty?” Cavusoglu said.
The US hit Turkey with sanctions in 2020 over the purchase of the S-400 system, a step that significantly deteriorated US-Turkey relations. The US also kicked Turkish pilots out of its F-35 training program.
Cavusoglu said Turkey doesn’t want to rejoin the F-35 program but wants the money back that it spent on the training. “We are not saying ‘Let’s go back to the F-35 [program] right now.’ We are saying ‘Give us our money back.’ Because we produce our own national combat aircraft,” he said.
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“Turkey Rejects US Request to Send S-400 Air Defense System to Ukraine – The US sanctioned Turkey over its purchase of the Russian-made S-400”
Is there any limit to the insanity in the Joey Biden administration?
First they sanction Turkey and kick them out of the F-35 program. Then they kept Turkey’s investment in the F-35 program and refused to return the cash. Now America wants Turkey to give them their S-400 SAM system for Ukraine’s use.
If this was not so serious it would make a comedic farce.
Well, at least there is an appropriate puppet emperor for the degenerate empire. Creepy Brandon is a perfect mascot for the dying Anglo-American empire.
Foot in mouth disease.
Russia is asking Pakistan to share F-16 with Syria . How does that sound to the clown band ?
The yanks would love to get their hands on the S-400 so they could back engineer it , if turkey had sent one to Ukraine the same thing would have happened .
India has had the S-400 for three years.
Which means the US has had its hands on the S-400 for three years.
If that is true, why the Patriot air defense system still sucks…!
Because the US no longer has the talent to make such weapons any longer. Why would our young people go into difficult fields of study such as science and engineering when they can do music and business instead?
It is a comedy of sorts. Or just senility riddden brain cells in Washington that can produce this kind of mess called foreign policy.
Americans – world champion mafiosos.
Well if next election is won by the opposition they will certainly give us access to s400
oh oh- calling nato for a response…
Turkey should send a Toy S-400 system to White House with FedEx Express…!
They could probably ask the Dinky Toy Company to make a replica…
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