NATO member Turkey Missile test purchased from Russia Dark clouds in relations with the United States October 24, 7:30
Turkey, a member of the Western military alliance NATO = North Atlantic Treaty Organization, tests a state-of-the-art surface-to-air missile system purchased from Russia, which is in opposition to NATO, and deepens the gap with the United States, which has long been opposed. Is also expected.
NATO member country Turkey purchased the state-of-the-art surface-to-air missile system "S400" from Russia because negotiations with the former Obama administration of the United States over the purchase of interceptor missiles were unsuccessful, but the United States through anti-aircraft radar etc. We urge Turkey not to actually operate the S400, as it could leak confidential information to Russia.
However, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded to a question from reporters over the S400 on the 23rd, saying, "We have done the test and we are doing it. American policy is not a problem for us." Revealed.
A spokesman for the U.S. State Department said, "I strongly condemn the facts. I am not fulfilling my responsibilities as a NATO member," when a S400 launch test was witnessed on the Black Sea coast in northern Turkey on the 16th of this month. In addition, the US Parliament has said that Turkey should be sanctioned.
Turkey's Defense Minister Akar has expressed his intention to prevent NATO's military secrets from leaking to Russia through the S400, but it is expected that the gap with the United States will deepen further.