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“We Will Never Question the Integrity of NATO Defense”: Turkey declared readiness to purchase Patriot air defense systems

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“We Will Never Question the Integrity of NATO Defense”: Turkey declared readiness to purchase Patriot air defense systems

Turkey has once again declared its readiness to purchase Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems or similar air defense systems from the NATO allies from the United States. This was announced by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.


The head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, speaking on Tuesday at an online seminar organized by the Washington Atlantic Council, said that Ankara was ready to purchase Patriot air defense systems from the United States "if a good offer is received." He also explained that the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system became possible only after the United States refused to sell American anti-aircraft systems for several years.

Turkey’s decision to buy the S-400 system is the result of the US’s reluctance to meet our urgent needs for a long time, for 10 years. President Trump recognized this.

- said Chavushoglu.

According to the Turkish minister, Turkey’s position on a settlement around the S-400 remains unchanged: Ankara offers Washington to create a technical working group with NATO.

And our position on resolving the issue around the S-400 has not changed: we propose the United States to create a technical working group with the participation of NATO. And NATO can actually lead this technical working group. This offer is still on the table.

- He said.

Cavusoglu stressed that Turkey will never jeopardize the integrity of the NATO defense system, however, if the allies cannot provide anti-aircraft systems to Ankara, Turkey will consider alternative proposals.

In the future we will need more air defense systems. And if our allies can provide them, then this does not have to be Patriot complexes from the USA, it can be Eurosam - a joint venture of France and Italy - or any similar system from other allies. We prefer to purchase from our allies. But if not, I should consider alternatives

- the minister said.
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  1. Chingachguk
    Chingachguk April 15 2020 09: 35 New
    +6
    Apparently, Turkish hysterics are doing bad if he is ready to climb Trump's shoes ....
    1. military_cat
      military_cat April 15 2020 09: 38 New
      +2
      More importantly, it seems that Turkey’s creeping refusal from the S-400 is going on.
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov April 15 2020 09: 45 New
        +6
        Quote: military_cat
        More importantly, it seems that Turkey’s creeping refusal from the S-400 is going on.

        And what matters to us ... Let them refuse. They ALREADY bought them.
        1. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona April 15 2020 10: 08 New
          +4
          They bought a loan on credit
      2. Chingachguk
        Chingachguk April 15 2020 09: 46 New
        +2
        Most likely, an attempt to show that this could happen .. apparently now Turkey needs help from the USA in Syria .... Most likely they will try to prohibit everyone from flying over Idlib ..... well, except for themselves and the mattresses ..... I think that all of them fortifications made of concrete blocks will easily be destroyed by Syrian aviation or the Russian aerospace forces if necessary. And everything goes to this, the barmalei continue to barge under the cover of the Turks.
        1. den3080
          den3080 April 15 2020 10: 04 New
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          Or maybe Erdogan simply has selfish interest, in the sense that he worries about the safety of his own skin. Patriot can not bring down a NATO aircraft, but the S-400 can. And vice versa.
          The sultan remembers how he was nearly "shot down" by his own people - he bought the S-400.
          But if the Russians have to shit (we also remember the downed Su-24), then Patriot will be very helpful.
          Money is the tenth thing. Preserving one's own skin is more expensive than money.
          1. Chingachguk
            Chingachguk April 15 2020 10: 08 New
            -1
            Well, too, there is a place to be such a moment .... Skin, a valuable thing !!! Especially your own! laughing
    2. Teberii
      Teberii April 15 2020 09: 39 New
      0
      This is not quite a cunning oriental game, Turkey succeeded in this more than in the days of the empire. It’s not worth arguing with the United States when they directly participated in the coup. But they will not bend with the largest army in Europe in NATO.
    3. Prisoner
      Prisoner April 15 2020 10: 22 New
      0
      Do not jump to conclusions. This half-turk is ready to kiss a variety of shoes, if it is profitable. But at any moment, you can bite off your leg and do not spoil it yourself, if you feel impunity.
  2. sanik2020
    sanik2020 April 15 2020 09: 40 New
    +2
    The Turks are far from being, they bargain with everyone and show everyone that they have a choice.
    Therefore, bargain for themselves more favorable conditions and prices.
    1. anjey
      anjey April 15 2020 09: 53 New
      -1
      Let them compete in the art of trading with the Jews, why is it bad for them? The Iron Dome, for example, is deployed over Istanbul or Ankaralaughing .
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 April 15 2020 09: 41 New
    +2
    Bazaar, Turkish!
    All the same, they want to deceive, not even from evil, such a tradition, the art of trading!
  4. Ham
    Ham April 15 2020 09: 43 New
    0
    Turks just want to take advantage of the crisis (gigimons really need grandmothers) will sell the contract on their terms ...
    1. Chingachguk
      Chingachguk April 15 2020 10: 04 New
      +2
      The Turks themselves already have a crisis .... They climbed everywhere wherever possible, and while only everywhere they get the wort, and now the season will be poher + virus. The Turkish hysteria in power is not holding so tight, rather, it does not cling.
      1. Oquzyurd
        Oquzyurd April 15 2020 13: 55 New
        +1
        Many talk about real events, and you only about your wishes, giving out as reality.
        1. KARAKURT15
          KARAKURT15 April 16 2020 07: 34 New
          0
          He has an aggravation)) I trudge when I read these, my mood goes off scale))
        2. Chingachguk
          Chingachguk April 16 2020 09: 41 New
          -2
          So let's see ..... Next time, when the United States will make a coup in the travel region, I think you will have to disentangle yourself ....
          You, as people, were allowed into Syria, and you and “legs on the table” ...... The reality will be unambiguous. Putin has not been outplayed by Putin for the entire term of his presidency. Hysterical - Erdogan is not suitable for him at the expense .... Only Turkey itself will be worse, however, as it always has been. I see history and life does not teach you anything ....
  5. knn54
    knn54 April 15 2020 09: 44 New
    0
    Let the Saudis buy ...
    1. Oquzyurd
      Oquzyurd April 15 2020 14: 05 New
      +1
      The Turks play with everyone as they want. They have already launched the Hisar-A air defense air defense inlet (for low altitudes) and have launched the Hisar-O air defense (for medium altitudes) and they are both used and tested in Libya. By 2022 they will be producing air defense long-range Hisar-U. That is, all this game with the purchase of Petriot will last until approximately 2023. After that, in principle, they will not buy air defense from others.
      1. Chingachguk
        Chingachguk April 16 2020 09: 43 New
        -2
        Tell you about big Vasyuki at the time ...
        1. Oquzyurd
          Oquzyurd April 16 2020 09: 58 New
          0
          Why about Vasyuki, if there is reality? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf6BAoroMG4
          1. Chingachguk
            Chingachguk April 16 2020 11: 13 New
            -1
            I am not a lazy link. I'm afraid of infection. You better tell me when the Turkish Barmalei did not get the ears of the Russians? laughing
            1. Oquzyurd
              Oquzyurd April 16 2020 11: 39 New
              0
              "I'm not a link lasia." It’s clear, you live in an embrace with the TV lol
              1. Chingachguk
                Chingachguk April 16 2020 11: 46 New
                -2
                And your links are not TV? This is the Internet on TV! You need to know the story! Many times the Barmalei licked their faces on Russian soil, and always remained without teeth. This time it will be as it always was .... There is nothing more to argue here, time will tell ....
  6. askort154
    askort154 April 15 2020 10: 00 New
    +3
    .... but if not, then I have to consider alternatives ...
    (Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu).

    It’s strange why the country's security issues, regards Foreign Minister, not the Minister of Defense, or the President.
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 15 2020 10: 01 New
    0
    Probably thought that their blackmail by NATO (the United States) played a role, now you can wag its tail in front of the Americans without forgetting to mention the Europeans. And of course on the east, generous assurances
    Turkey will never jeopardize the integrity of NATO's defense system
    But it’s not for nothing they say - never say never.
  8. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter April 15 2020 10: 01 New
    -1
    Do not bargain - do not respect yourself ... the psychology of a Turkish seller. When and if someone bought something in Turkey - this is well known. The price tags in Turkish stores mean NOTHING ... I mean all jewelry and leather ...
  9. Amateur
    Amateur April 15 2020 10: 07 New
    0
    Ankara is ready to purchase Patriot air defense systems from the United States, "if good offer".

    Turks are eastern people.
    “Do not take black and white, do not say yes and no!”

    Therefore, all their statements must be considered from this point of view. What will be the "good offer" will be determined by the Turks themselves. Maybe they will consider it a "good offer" when the Americans give the Patriots for free, and even pay for their installation.
  10. primaala
    primaala April 15 2020 10: 19 New
    0
    “We will never question the integrity of NATO’s defense,” Turkey said.
    ==========
    Thank !!! Let's start growing tomatoes ourselves.
  11. evgen1221
    evgen1221 April 15 2020 10: 56 New
    +1
    In general, everything in the case was said by the Turks. For you don’t dynamize your ally (- vassalla) for years and try to boil up to three times as well. The buhurt of our public here is not appropriate and stupid in principle.
  12. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich April 15 2020 11: 01 New
    -1
    Well done! We have forelocks. In the EU - Turks. Highly! Very ,, decent ,, state!)))
  13. Chaldon48
    Chaldon48 April 15 2020 11: 21 New
    0
    Ay yes Erdogan, oh yes ....
  14. Igor Borisov_2
    Igor Borisov_2 April 15 2020 11: 43 New
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    And our position on resolving the issue around the S-400 has not changed: we propose the United States to create a technical working group with the participation of NATO. And NATO can actually lead this technical working group.

    I do not understand - the purpose of creating this technical group? Studying our S-400 air defense system?
  15. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav April 15 2020 18: 09 New
    0
    the Turks realized that in the current situation in the world-pandemic, the crisis can kick Russia, our leaders all the time (and in Soviet too) are betting on the wrong horses and then the wonder-minister won’t get out of their way
  16. KARAKURT15
    KARAKURT15 April 16 2020 07: 39 New
    0
    Quote: Chingachguk
    Well, too, there is a place to be such a moment .... Skin, a valuable thing !!! Especially your own! laughing

    Of course you are right Indian. The most important thing is to sit out in the bunker. And by the way, does Trump know about you? And then recently he spoke in the Senate and remembered about you. Iroquois says we won with the Kamanches, and the coronavirus will win ..