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Turkey says turning again on S-400s ‘problematic’, seeks US dialogue
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Thursday, January 14, 2021, 14:57
By Newpaper24

This handout image taken and launched on Aug 27, 2019 by the Turkish Protection Ministry exhibits a Russian navy cargo airplane, carrying S-400 missile protection system from Russia, throughout its unloading on the Murted navy airbase, northwest of Ankara. (PHOTO / TURKISH DEFENSE MINISTRY / Newpaper24)

ANKARA – Turkish Protection Minister Hulusi Akar stated it will be “very problematic” for Ankara to show again on its buy of Russian S-400 defense systems however expressed hope {that a} dispute with the USA on the problem could possibly be resolved by means of dialogue.

Akar additionally reiterated that Turkey was in talks with Russia on acquiring a second consignment of the S-400 protection techniques.

… We invite (the USA) to distance themselves from threatening language akin to sanctions. We would like the answer of issues by means of dialogue.

Hulusi Akar, Turkish protection minister

Washington slapped sanctions on NATO ally Turkey’s Protection Trade Directorate (SSB), its chief Ismail Demir and three different workers final month following its acquisition of the S-400s.

“It’s a very problematic scenario to show again from the purpose now we have come to. We invite (the USA) to distance themselves from threatening language akin to sanctions,” Akar informed journalists in Ankara.

ALSO READ: Turkey says won’t turn back on S-400 purchase despite sanctions

“We would like the answer of issues by means of dialogue. If the US aspect desires an answer, an answer could possibly be discovered with work on the technical stage,” he stated.

The sanctions had been imposed at a difficult time within the fraught relationship between Ankara and Washington. US President-elect Joe Biden is about to take workplace on Jan 20, changing Donald Trump. Biden has been important of President Tayyip Erdogan’s insurance policies prior to now.

Turkey has defended its acquisition of the S-400s as a necessity as a result of it was unable to acquire air protection techniques from any NATO ally on passable phrases.

READ MORE: Turkey ready to operate Russian S-400 missiles

Washington says the S-400s pose a risk to its F-35 fighter jets and to NATO’s broader defence techniques. Turkey rejects this and says S-400s won’t be built-in into NATO.

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