We are an independent country, not a slave, Turkish President Erdogan said on the 6th. After the United States again requested Turkey to ban the purchase of the Russian missile system on the 6th, many Turkish and Russian officials echoed and are now Turkish President Erdogan.
Today Russia reported on the 7th that on Wednesday (6th), Erdogan said that Ankara will firmly respond to the pressure exerted by the United States. Turkey is an independent country with the right to freely choose the target of trading and the supply of arms. Business.
(transaction) has been completed. Can't go back. (The United States bans Turkey from buying the Russian missile system.) This is unreasonable and immoral. No one can ask us to take back what we spit out, Erdogan said, we are an independent country, not a slave.
According to previous reports, in December 2017, Turkey signed an agreement with Russia on the procurement of the S-400 air defense missile system, which became the fuse of diplomatic friction between Ankara and Washington. The United States hopes that Turkey will give up the purchase of the S-400 triumph air defense missile system and only use the US Patriot air defense system. Turkey has adopted a tough stance on this issue, saying that even if it purchases the American patriots, it will not give up the Russian S-400, pointing out that the two are irrelevant. Turkish Defense Minister Akar previously revealed that Russia will begin to deliver the S-400 system to Turkey in October 2019.
On the 6th, after the US State Department reiterated its ban on Turkey's purchase of the S-400 air defense missile system, officials of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department of Nonproliferation and Arms Control, Yermakov, and Turkish Foreign Minister Chavush Oulu said. Dissatisfaction means that the United States as a third country should not interfere with this issue.