United States pressure on Turkey to force local politicians abandoning the use and further purchases of Russian anti-missile systems S-400 will have "opposite consequences." This was stated in an interview with Bloomberg by the representative of Recep Erdogan Ibrahim Kalyn.
This approach pushes us in other directions.
- warned the representative of the Turkish leader.
According to Kalyn, there were also contradictions between the Turkish and Russian sides, but they were overcome through a productive and honest exchange of views. The representative of the Turkish president called on the Americans to act in a similar vein.
Ibrahim Kalyn noted that Ankara can use the S-400 without negative consequences for the North Atlantic Alliance. Politicians in Washington must understand the seriousness with which the Turks approached the implementation of the idea of purchasing Russian air defense systems - the Turkish authorities did not make a decision on the S-400 overnight.
Earlier, the United States offered to abandon Russian weapons for $ 100 billion, but the Turks did not agree, and the head of the Turkish defense complex Ismail Demir expressed his readiness to purchase a second set of anti-aircraft systems of the Russian Federation, subject to the transfer of the military by Moscow. of technologies.