US President Donald Trump has expressed understanding for Turkey’s decision to buy Russian anti-missile system S-400.
He had a “very good” relationship with the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the Situation was very difficult, Trump said on Tuesday during a Cabinet meeting on questions of journalists. The Turkey had been “forced” to buy the Russian System, as the country’s previous government had not sold the American Patriot System.
The Republicans took an Argument of the Turkish government. Similarly, he had expressed already on the sidelines of a meeting with Erdogan in Japan. The designated US Secretary of defense Mark Esper criticized Turkey on Tuesday. The decision of Turkey about the S-400 was “incorrect and disappointing,” he said at a hearing in the US Congress. He stressed that the government in Ankara could not have both systems.
The purchase of the Russian system for months for the dispute between the USA and Turkey. Washington fears, according to its own information that Russia gets on the Radar of the weapons system data on the skills of the new U.S. F-35 fighter. Turkey is a Partner in the construction of the F-35 and is about to get 100 Jets. The Pentagon is threatening to throw the Turkey at the end of July from the F-35 program.
Trump said at a Cabinet meeting, Turkey was denied to well, to not have to buy 100 fighter jets, what is the arms company Lockheed Martin was “just happy”. “We have a Situation in which the Turkey was very good to us, very good, and we don’t say Turkey, now that they are selling because they have been forced to buy a different missile system, the F-35 fighter jets.”
His government had threatened in recent weeks with penalties. A spokeswoman for the foreign Ministry said on Tuesday (local time), Trump, and foreign Minister Mike Pompeo tested currently the various options. Sanctions were in the works. The US government will publicly take a position, once the Deliberations are completed.
The delivery of the S-400 from Russia to Turkey started on Friday. Meanwhile, the twelfth plane with Russian missiles, according to the defense Ministry in Ankara to share on the air force base Mürted (formerly Akinci) in Ankara landed.
The Turkey had declared in the last week, one has to consider, to buy the American Patriot System. Previously, the government had not argued in Ankara, the offer of the USA to be as good as the Russian. You also indicated that you have applied in previous years, to Patriots, to get without them. That’s true but not entirely. The government of the democratic President Barack Obama was willing to sell missile defense to Turkey.
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