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Turkey and Russian Federation start joint patrols in Syria’s Idlib - Ankara

SARAQIB A column of Turkish military vehicles drives along a road in the demilitarised zone in Syria’s Idlib province.—AFP SARAQIB A column of Turkish military vehicles drives along a road in the demilitarised zone in Syria’s Idlib province.—AFP
Andrew Cummings | 09 March, 2019, 01:59

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed USA threats to cancel the sale of high-tech F-35 jets to Turkey, saying his country will move ahead with the purchase of Russian S-400 air-defense missiles.

Erdogan added that Turkey may consider even investing in the more advanced Russian S-500 system.

Earlier this week, the head of U.S. European Command told lawmakers the United States should not move forward with the F-35 sales, should Turkey purchase the S-400. The US and other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies have repeatedly complained about the purchase, saying it is not compatible with other allied systems and would represent a security threat.

Turkey has been involved with the F-35 development for a long time, but its acquisition of the warplane has been opposed by some members of Congress amid the deteriorating relationship between Washington and Ankara over a range of issues.

Washington has also said it could withdraw an offer to sell Turkey the USA missile-defense equivalent - the Patriot anti-missile system.

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"If Turkey takes the S-400, there would be grave outcome in terms of our military relationship, and the Patriots and the F-35s", Summers was quoted as saying by Defense News. "They must not give these weapons to the terrorists", Erdogan said, referring to Kurdish allies of the USA, as quoted by Hurriyet Daily.

Although the USA has already delivered two warplanes under an agreement to sell F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, Congress ordered a delay in future deliveries previous year. They have warned Ankara that Turkey risked both jeopardising its purchase of Lockheed Martin F-35 jets from the United States and having sanctions imposed. "They will not get the F-35s if they take the S-400".

U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation officials have repeatedly complained that the Russian S-400 could not be integrated into the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defence system. Congress previous year ordered a delay in future deliveries.

Also not surprisingly, the US offer came with a precondition that Turkey would have to back away from the S-400s deal with Russian Federation. The missile system first made its way to the Hmeimim Air Base in Lattakia after the Turkish military downed a Russian jet which it claimed entered Turkish airspace in 2015.

The first S-400 system will be delivered to Turkey in July, Erdogan added.

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