There are signs of S-400 activation in Turkey

It is likely that Turkey activated the radars of the S-400 systems purchased from Russia earlier in order to detect the Greek F-16 fighters after their return from the Eunomia maneuvers on August 27 near Cyprus. This caused alarm in the White House - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Cyprus on September 12 and Athens on September 27-29. On Monday, October 5, the newspaper Kathimerini reports.

Pompeo's visits to the Eastern Mediterranean are a clear signal of Washington's irritation with Ankara's actions, which had previously been threatened with sanctions for using Russian air defense systems. According to Turkish media reports, the S-400 test is planned in the Black Sea near Sinop.

Greece, the visit of a senior US official, who also visited the Souda military base in Crete, was received very positively. The United States is strengthening its position in the region by placing on the "Sud" the US Navy's combat ship Hershel "Woody" Williams with a displacement of 160 thousand tons - the ship is capable of carrying UAVs, helicopters and other weapons on board. In Cyprus, there is a parallel development of the local military infrastructure - soon it will be able to receive combat units from Arab countries.

Turkey is wary of the rapprochement between Washington and Nicosia. According to the representative of the Turkish Foreign Ministry Hami Aksoy, the memorandum of understanding signed earlier between Cyprus and the United States on the creation of a training center does not contribute to the achievement of peace and stability in the east of the Mediterranean Sea.

We invite the US to return to policy neutrality, which they traditionally adhered to on the island of Cyprus, and make efforts to resolve the Cyprus issue

- emphasized in the message of the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
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  1. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 5 October 2020 17: 52
    Poor Turkey, America will incite it if not on Russia, then on Iran.
    Well, Greece and Cyprus for later, if Turkey is Turkey, and not another Iraq or Libya ...
    1. Hodor Offline Hodor
      Hodor 5 October 2020 18: 11
      glock is everything. Turkey is an independent player pursuing only its own interests.
      1. GRF Offline GRF
        GRF 5 October 2020 18: 15
        Saddam Hussein also thought that he was an ally of the Americans and was very independent ...
        It was not possible to move Erdogan with a coup, but there are still so many methods to make him do what is needed, although this is unnecessary, he already does a lot of what the Americans need ...
        1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
          Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 5 October 2020 18: 21
          did Saddam have a second army in NATO after the US? Erdogan has already removed disloyal generals.
        2. Hodor Offline Hodor
          Hodor 5 October 2020 18: 27
          If we proceed from the fact that the Americans tried to remove Erdogan, then they have big problems with the methods, and the attempt itself already says a lot.
        3. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
          Natan bruk (Nathan Brook) 6 October 2020 01: 04
          Generally speaking, Saddam never was an ally of the Americans and never considered himself as such. He had Soviet weapons and his officers were trained mainly in the USSR. By the way, had it not been for this aggression, Saddam would very probably still have ruled Iraq, and most likely would have remained one of Russia's best friends. So he dug a grave for himself and his regime himself.
  2. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 5 October 2020 19: 19
    -It is unlikely that the Americans will change Turkey for a weak Greece (similar to Armenia) ...
    -Yes, and probably something the Americans learned from the "sad experience" of eliminating Saddam Hussein ... -After that the whole Middle East flared up ... -Such a "chain reaction" ...
    - Well, they will remove Erdogan and ... and then who will serve as a "counterbalance" against Iran ??? - Miserable and impoverished Greece, or what ???
    -Yes Erdogan keeps the whole Middle East and the EU in suspense; yes, and Russia is walking in front of him on its hind legs ... So Erdogan is simply necessary for the United States ...
    - In general ... - it is very sad that ... that ... that someone always uses even the most notorious aggressor ... - always this aggressor plays into the hands of someone ...
    -Only Russia with its "foreign policy" ... -no and never uses ... -and is always itself "used" ... -What China uses Russia; what the EU; that still the same Erdogan ...
    -Such ... a sad story ...
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 7 October 2020 18: 28
      But this, to my great regret, is true (((
  3. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 5 October 2020 21: 16
    Turkey is acting too impudently, too quickly. If they had stretched their actions for at least 10 years, everything would have gone much better. And at this rate, they will not overcome the resistance of others.
  4. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 7 October 2020 18: 38
    PS: I have partners with both Turks and Iranians. What did Comrade Stalin supposedly say there? "Both are worse" ...