Russia’s S-400 missile defense system has unleashed a fierce verbal war between the two NATO member states, the United States and Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has openly threatened Superpower America. Erdogan said America did not know who he was facing. We are not a weak nation but Turkey. He again clarified that Turkey will not stop testing the S-400 missile defense system bought from Russia.
Erdogan said Sunday in the town of Malatya: “America doesn’t know who it is facing. You told us to return the S-400 missile defense system to Russia, but we are not a weak nation. We are Turkish. The Turkish president said: “Whatever sanctions you (America) want to impose on us, impose them. Do not be late. He said we gave America money for an F-35 fighter plane but we haven’t received a fighter yet.
Turkey agrees – Russian S-400 vs. US F-16 test
We are not separating from NATO: Turkey
Earlier on Saturday, Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said the country’s military was testing the S-400 air defense system and preparing for its deployment. He said that the purchase and investigation of the S-400 did not mean that we were parting ways with NATO. Explain that the dispute between the United States and Turkey over Russia’s S-400 missile defense system is taking a serious form.
America is hitting Turkey furiously
The United States was gravely enraged after Turkey’s use of the S-400 system. The US Department of Defense has warned Turkey that it could face serious consequences in its dealings with Washington. The United States strongly condemned Turkey’s trial. US Department of Defense spokesman Jonathan Rath Hofmann issued a statement saying, “The US Department of Defense strongly condemns Turkey’s S-400 system test on October 16.” This test was accepted by the Turkish president himself. He said that we oppose the test of Turkey’s S-400 system, which poses a great threat to our security relations.
The US State Department also issued a statement strongly criticizing Turkey’s move. Hofmann said: “The activation of the S-400 air defense system does not match Turkey’s commitment to be an ally of the United States and a member of NATO.” Let us know that Turkey has finally openly agreed to test Russia’s S-400 defense system against the US F-16 fighter jet. Turkish President Rechap Tayyip Erdogan confirmed the test on Friday. He said his country had tested the Russian-made S-400 missile defense system over objections from the United States.
‘We don’t need to ask America’
Ergogan has expressed his anger at the United States, saying Turkey has the right to test its equipment. America’s attitude does not bind us in any way. We don’t need to ask America. Erdogan accused the United States of adopting a double standard in sanctions. He said that NATO member Greece also uses the S-300 missile defense system. He asked, “Did America say something to him?”
Turkish reconnaissance of F-16 aircraft from S-400
A few days ago, it was reported that the Turkish military had activated the Russian S-400 defense system. The Turkish force uses the radars of this Russian defense system to locate the F-16 fighter plane. Using this radar, it attempts to track F-16 ships from France, Italy, Greece and Cyprus involved in NATO’s Unumia military exercise.