Turkey buying Russian S-400s a done deal: Erdogan

Turkey buying Russian S-400s a done deal: Erdogan

Turkey buying Russian S-400s a done deal: Erdogan

The State Department has already authorized a $3.5 billions sale of the Patriot missile system to Turkey, but officials say Ankara will not receive it unless they ditch their deal with Russian Federation.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member Turkey has repeatedly said it is committed to buying the Russian missile defense system, despite warnings from the United States that the S-400s can not be integrated into the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation air defense system.

In an interview with broadcaster Kanal 24, Erdogan said it would be "immoral" for Turkey to turn back from its deal with Russian Federation. The U.S. -backed Syrian Kurdish YPG militia now controls the area, but Turkey considers the YPG a terrorist organization.

Claiming the need to protect North Atlantic Treaty Organisation interoperability and to hide the technical characteristics of U.S. hardware from the Russians, and specifically with the Lockheed Martin F-35s, Washington has been using coercive diplomacy against Ankara, trying to force it to back down from its S-400 deal.

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Washington has previously warned that procuring the S-400 systems from Russian Federation could jeopardise defence industry deals between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, and this week chose to end preferential trade with Turkey. But Erdogan said it was a done deal.

"It's done. There can never be a turning back. Nobody should ask us to lick up what we spat", Erdogan said. The US insists Turkey should instead spend $3.5 billion on US Patriot missiles, an offer Ankara has repeatedly turned down in the past but is now vaguely considering if the conditions were suitable. "And if you do not want to sell, do not interfere when Turkey is purchasing something it needs from other country", Cavusoglu said, as quoted by the Anadolu news agency.

In an interview with broadcaster Kanal 24, Erdogan also said that the United States should not try to discipline Turkey though trade measures, adding that Turkey had its own measures prepared.

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