Turkey decided to postpone the introduction of S-400 air defense systems


Western media, citing sources in the Turkish government, report on the decision made by Ankara regarding the Russian-supplied S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.


Reuters, in particular, reports that the Turkish authorities decided to postpone the introduction of Russian-made air defense systems. An unnamed Turkish official, referred to by the media, said the outbreak of coronavirus in the country was the reason for this decision.

At the same time, the article indicates that Turkey is not going to completely abandon the deployment of the S-400 air defense system, as the United States wants. Washington has already imposed certain sanctions against Ankara for having concluded a contract with Russia for the supply of air defense systems.
US State Department spokesman Morgan Ortagus:

We do not change our position on S-400 air defense systems acquired by Turkey. And we are deeply concerned about the news that Ankara is not ready to completely abandon their deployment. They continue to take measures to introduce the S-400 into military operation.

In Turkey, they make it clear that the adoption of such measures has now been suspended, but as soon as the pandemic is defeated, the military will return to the process of preparing Russian systems for operation to protect the country's air borders.

Earlier versions were expressed that Ankara could use the S-400 to cover the airspace over Northern Cyprus to begin active work on the extraction of hydrocarbons on the shelf.
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  1. Victor_B April 21 2020 07: 35 New
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    Erdogan’s gut was thin?
    Or an oriental bazaar at the peak of trade?
    As if his ass would not crack on two chairs to sit.
    1. Mitroha April 21 2020 07: 41 New
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      And ours and yours, and sing and dance.
      But what about the steel Faberge, so eagerly attributed to the Sultan?
      1. Victor_B April 21 2020 07: 47 New
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        Quote: Mitroha
        But what about the steel Faberge, so eagerly attributed to the Sultan?

        So one is holding Trump tightly, and the other is Putin!
        As if to him the scrotum would not be torn in half.
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          1. Alex777 April 21 2020 11: 58 New
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            This is a bad sign, that the Turks postponed the entry of the S-400.
            The Yankees promised Erdogan support in Syria if he did.
            Turkish troops in Syria continue to arrive in a stream.
            Air defense is located. Preparing for a big war.
            F-35 Americans relocated closer to Syria.
            Serious kneading under the guise of a coronavirus is brewing. Alas. hi
            1. parkello April 21 2020 12: 24 New
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              I agree, but Erdogan will not feel better from this. he takes on too much. if the Russians help him, it means they have something from him, and not because they love and help, like Assad. For example, or to Cuba sometime ... he’s completely cut off tomorrow and will bury the whole world ... only if America still once he stroked his coat. see what the Turks are like. and for what the Greeks hate them. Cavusoglu will bow again soon to the carpet in the USA, remind about f-35 .. and in the end he can get them. if he also buys Patriot. but so many have fought against him that no S-400 and Patriot with fu-35 will help. in the meantime, he is becoming impudent in Syria, where they allow him as Hitler at one time in Czechoslovakia, too, no one interfered.
              1. Alex777 April 21 2020 12: 29 New
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                ... in the meantime, he is impudent in Syria, where he is allowed as Hitler in his time in Czechoslovakia, too, no one interfered.

                There was no Khmeimim in Czechoslovakia. In Syria, we have been bothering him for a long time.
                General Swan said that the one who shoots first laughs well.
                We will not be able to turn away from a collision.
                And now is the most successful time for Erdogan and the most unsuccessful for us. He has not yet launched the S-400 (he has not burned bridges from the United States).
                Therefore, the probability that he will climb to fight is very high.
                I strongly hope that ours has the necessary supplies for such a case.
                It is not in vain that Moscow was repaired so urgently and they are quickly and quickly sent to the SPM.
                1. parkello April 21 2020 12: 32 New
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                  I want to hope .. and Swan is a cool man, real .. and he didn’t flog the bullshit.
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      2. Pereira April 21 2020 08: 04 New
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        And who attributed this to him? Europeans, Americans? I think only ours. And who our propagandists are, we well know.
        1. orionvitt April 21 2020 11: 00 New
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          Quote: Pereira
          And who our propagandists are, we well know.

          It would be interesting to know yours, whose is this? If you are talking about Russians, then in comparison with Western ones, in propaganda, they are just children.
    2. venik April 21 2020 09: 45 New
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      Quote: Victor_B
      Or an oriental bazaar at the peak of trade?

      =======
      Most likely - that’s it! Bargain in the East - it's holy! laughing
  2. Mavrikiy April 21 2020 07: 37 New
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    Earlier it was suggested that Ankara could use the S-400 to cover airspace over Northern Cyprus to begin active work on the extraction of hydrocarbons on the shelf
    . Hello to Israel. Did not try in Syria, get in Cyprus.
    1. Vitaly gusin April 21 2020 08: 45 New
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      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Hello to Israel.

      Hello from Israel
      That night in Syria, a missile strike was struck at the Tiyas airfield, also known as T4 (T-for) in the eastern part of the Homs province.
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Did not try in Syria, get in Cyprus

      Tried and in Cyprus
      Egoz and Air Force exercises held in Cyprus
      From the Israeli side, the Egoz battalion from the 89th Oz commando brigade and the vast air force participated in the exercises: Peten helicopters (AH-64A, 190th squadron), Saraf (AH-64D, 113 Squadron), Yasur (CH-53D, 118th Squadron), two UAV squadrons (166th and 161st) with Zik UAVs (Hermes 450), fighters of rescue and rescue unit 669, ground unit imitations of the enemy from the 115th squadron, the squadron of Hercules transport aircraft of the Shimson (C-130J, 103rd) and Karnaf (C-130HI, 131st) variants.

  3. parusnik April 21 2020 07: 38 New
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    In Turkey, they make it clear that the adoption of such measures has now been suspended, but as soon as the pandemic is defeated, the military will return to the process of preparing Russian systems for operation to protect the country's air borders.
    ... I wonder how a pandemic affects deployment ...
    1. KVU-NSVD April 21 2020 07: 50 New
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      Quote: parusnik
      Interesting, but how does a pandemic affect deployment ...

      No way, there’s just bargaining in the Turkish bazaar, in this case with the Americans .. the Sultan is bargaining again.
    2. aszzz888 April 21 2020 07: 52 New
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      parusnik (Alexey Bogomazov) Today, 07: 38 NEW
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      In Turkey, they make it clear that the adoption of such measures has now been suspended, but as soon as the pandemic is defeated, the military will return to the process of preparing Russian systems for operation to protect the country's air borders.
      ... I wonder how a pandemic affects deployment ...

      And suddenly, which bacillus is stuck, and does not want to stick. wink
    3. APASUS April 21 2020 09: 59 New
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      Quote: parusnik
      . Interesting, but how a pandemic affects deployment.

      Viruses clog the threads of screw connections ............... lol
      1. novel66 April 21 2020 10: 03 New
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        as well as hydraulic tubes
    4. Polymer April 21 2020 12: 51 New
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      Quote: parusnik
      Interesting, but how does a pandemic affect deployment ...

      Selectively. It does not affect the deployment of Turkish troops in Syria, but affects the S-400.
  4. rocket757 April 21 2020 07: 42 New
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    In general, the pandemic has finally broken many plans! Time delay, this is not a matter for discussion at all.
    1. orionvitt April 21 2020 11: 06 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      In general, the pandemic has finally broken many plans!

      Here, as they say, everything was already broken before us .. Everyone understands that the virus did not break anything, it’s just a convenient excuse to blame everything on force majeure, and in almost all areas. And in the economy, and in politics, and in military affairs.
      1. rocket757 April 21 2020 12: 23 New
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        It's right. In different places for different reasons, for their reasons, everything began to break.
        A virus, this is an occasion to formalize something, finally.
        The crisis has been outlined earlier and they are preparing for it earlier.
        Everything is in plain sight, in general. Experts, politicians, just responsible people, began to talk about it much earlier.
        Suddenly, little is happening!
  5. Doccor18 April 21 2020 07: 49 New
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    Erdogan is a strong politician, whatever they say about him. He skillfully takes advantage of the situation. And he is friends with NATO, and he is friends with Russia, and in Asia he is building a power and the European Union wants, and in the west he is buying weapons, and in Russia.
    The United States refused the Turks f35, but for how long. Time will pass, and we will still see these aircraft in the ranks of the Turkish air force. I would not be surprised if Erdogan wants to buy a SU-57 from Russia. The US will beep, and then it will calm down.
    1. DenZ April 21 2020 10: 45 New
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      Strong, strong politician. I won’t be surprised if we see the S-400s handed over to the Americans. I won’t be surprised at all. Everything has a price.
    2. orionvitt April 21 2020 11: 21 New
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      Quote: Doccor18
      Erdogan is a strong politician, whatever they say about him.

      A strong politician is, firstly, when you are respected, secondly, when you have a strong power, and thirdly, when no one can count you. Here Erdogan was straining everywhere. World politics refer to the “Turet Sultan,” with a certain degree of neglect, sometimes with overt antipathy. As a state, Turkey is strong, exclusively for its weak neighbors. And finally, Erdogan’s policy is transparent and calculable, despite the fact that he is prone to a certain share of folly, that he does not paint a strong politician. Here Churchill and Stalin, they were strong politicians, and Erdogan, that’s right, Lukashenko of the Turkish flood. What he does well is blackmail attempts.
  6. knn54 April 21 2020 07: 49 New
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    Let's wait until June.
    1. Piramidon April 21 2020 10: 20 New
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      Quote: knn54
      Let's wait until June.

      Do you think the virus will capitulate by June?
  7. aszzz888 April 21 2020 07: 51 New
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    Turkish authorities decided to postpone the introduction of Russian-made air defense systems.
    Turks froze on a stool. Mericatos will choke to the last. (Turk)
  8. Graz April 21 2020 07: 51 New
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    and figs with them, they don’t let our work go easier, the main thing is that we pay money for the delivery on time, the rest is not our problem
  9. V.I.P. April 21 2020 07: 52 New
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    They want to deploy, they want not. This is their business. The main thing is that they would return the money for the loan that the Russian Federation issued to them for the purchase of the system. .. And then they can act as smart countries, take and give nothing. Anyway, over time, the Russian Federation forgives everyone its debts. This is not the USA, the EU, China which you can’t throw. )))
    1. your1970 April 21 2020 11: 33 New
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      Quote: V.I.P.
      RF forgives all debts. This is not the USA, the EU,

      USA
      "Clinton announced that the project of developed countries that are going to forgive debts to the countries with the weakest economies will be supported by the United States. It is about the complete forgiveness of debts to 36 states, including Bolivia, Honduras, Congo, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia .. "
      Forgive ...
      China
      "At the end of January, the American The Wall Street Journal reported that China forgave Cameroon for $ 5,2 billion debt. Experts have noticed that the amount is almost equal to the borrowings of this West African country from China since 2000 and is comparable to Cameroon's annual GDP ($ 34,8 billion ). The report of such a large “gift” caused heated discussion in Chinese social networks and the expert community. "
      "In the same year, 2016, China wrote off Mongolia’s debt of $ 18,8 million (38 billion Tugriks), ARD reports. These loans were taken in 1958-1960, as well as in 1991, 1992 and 1994. The reason for cancellation not reported. "
      "In 2002, the PRC government decided to help the government of Hamid Karzai and wrote off debts to enable Afghanistan to cope with the crisis caused by the reign of the Taliban and the US anti-terrorism campaign. The specific amount of debts written off remained undisclosed, but it affected loans provided with 1960s to 2002. "
      "From 2000 to 2009, China wrote off debts to 35 African countries totaling $ 2,85 billion."
      Forgive ...
      EC
      "The Paris Club of creditors has forgiven Afghanistan for all debts, the Club said in an official press release.
      As of March 20, 2009, Afghanistan’s debt to the Paris Club was estimated at $ 1,026 billion. "The total external debt of the country at that date reached $ 2,104 billion."
      “Most private investors agreed to write off part of Greece’s debts. Governments and exchanges breathed a sigh of relief. But Greece’s path to the 107st century will be long and thorny, DW columnist Henrik Böhme believes.“ A historic moment! ”Rejoices Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos. Maybe. Only emphasis should be placed not on the word “historical”, but on the word “moment.” Private investors agreed to forgive Greece part of its debts. The country's debt burden decreased by XNUMX billion euros. "
      Forgive ...
      And this offhand - found in 10 minutes. Previously, there were write-offs of the USA by Europe, Germany was written off by Africa ... it’s a mundane political, economic, military ..

      Z.Y. The Czechs did not write off the debt of 210 million dollars to Cuba - Cuba offered to pay rum and sugar, but the Czechs refused to drink ... The debt still hangs - I strongly doubt that the Czechs will wait for his money.
      Cuba is interested in much more serious players - with global interests
  10. askort154 April 21 2020 07: 52 New
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    An unnamed Turkish official, referred to by the media, said the outbreak of coronavirus in the country was the reason for this decision.

    And an official from what sphere? Chief veterinarian, or director of the flea market ?! And what kind of media refer to it? The VO editor probably knows, but we don’t gu-gu. Comment on what I gave out. negative
  11. Amateur April 21 2020 08: 35 New
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    Reuters, in particular, reports that the Turkish authorities decided to postpone the introduction of Russian-made air defense systems. An unnamed Turkish official whom

    Western media, citing an unnamed source, is of course an absolute truth.
    In addition, the Turks paid for the S-400. Therefore, they can do whatever they want with it: establish it in position, drown in the Black Sea or give it to the Americans “for experience”. The master is the master. fool
  12. strelokmira April 21 2020 08: 42 New
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    Well, how in the USA they bring it, how they will sort it out, then they will already give the go-ahead to put it or not
    1. cniza April 21 2020 08: 52 New
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      And to see why?
    2. orionvitt April 21 2020 11: 29 New
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      Quote: strelokmira
      how will they sort it out

      And what do they want to see there, what they have not seen before, a set of radio components? It's all about frequencies and signal processing algorithms. If, according to the first option, you don’t need to go to the "grandmother", turned it on and scan it, then the second option is more difficult. I hope that literate people encoded.
  13. cniza April 21 2020 08: 50 New
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    Earlier versions were expressed that Ankara could use the S-400 to cover the airspace over Northern Cyprus to begin active work on the extraction of hydrocarbons on the shelf.


    A very tricky move in the eastern ...
    1. voyaka uh April 21 2020 10: 13 New
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      To mine, you must first find.
      So far, gas has been found only on the southern, Greek shelf of Cyprus.
      The Turks suddenly decided that they too - in proportion:
      "Gas belongs to all the inhabitants of Cyprus."
      Then you need to unite Cyprus again.
      1. cniza April 21 2020 12: 08 New
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        Quote: voyaka uh

        "Gas belongs to all the inhabitants of Cyprus."
        Then you need to unite Cyprus again.


        But how to do it ? Paradoxical situation - Northern Cyprus is not recognized, but, like Turkey, the rest, like an independent state, inhabited by Greeks and with British military bases, but it is impossible to combine ...
        1. voyaka uh April 21 2020 12: 14 New
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          The Turks, I believe, are counting on military-psychological pressure.
          Who wants to get in touch with them seriously? And Greek Cypriots
          they just unfastened something from future income to hush it up.
          1. cniza April 21 2020 12: 31 New
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            Who will be the intermediary? lol
  14. sanik2020 April 21 2020 10: 29 New
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    The country is at war and the coronavirus is preventing them from putting into operation the latest weapons, why then the calculations selected for training cannot be isolated from everyone and not prepared separately. It's just that the technique is complicated and takes time to master and without any snot. And then the coronavirus interferes with a bad Turkish anti-aircraft gunner.
  15. rotmistr60 April 21 2020 10: 40 New
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    Ankara can use S-400 to cover airspace over Northern Cyprus
    How and where to use I think the Turks will decide without the Western media. If they really squeeze the Americans, then Erdogan will cover their residence with them (quick to not run to the keyboard is a joke). Today, we should not have a headache about this, but Erdogan.
  16. Pvi1206 April 21 2020 11: 01 New
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    And ours and yours .... the east is a delicate matter ...
  17. Old26 April 21 2020 11: 27 New
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    Quote: V.I.P.
    They want to deploy, they want not. This is their business. The main thing is that they would return the money for the loan that the Russian Federation issued to them for the purchase of the system. .. And then they can act as smart countries, take and give nothing. Anyway, over time, the Russian Federation forgives everyone its debts. This is not the USA, the EU, China which you can’t throw. )))

    the deployment of the second set that we delivered to him implies, among other things, the training of Turkish specialists in using this complex. And training takes place with us, if my sclerosis does not fail me. So the question is: do we now need the presence of several tens (hundreds) of military personnel from the country where the epidemic is now also? Where are almost twice as many infected and almost five dead? Are we not enough of our "traveling frogs" who decided to rest in Thailand or Europe in a month or two ago ???
    The epidemic will end (or decline) - then we will draw conclusions
  18. Prisoner April 21 2020 11: 54 New
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    Yes dog with them. Bought, paid, and then the master, master.
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    No difference. If only they didn’t forget to pay money
  20. Ros 56 April 21 2020 13: 00 New
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    Turks, it's you in vain, the coronavirus does not work on the S-400.
  21. Old26 April 21 2020 20: 31 New
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    Yes dog with them. Bought, paid, and then the master, master.

    Actually not a "dog with him." Each weapon has an end user certificate. And if it says that a country can re-export the weapons system to another country, that’s one thing. For the S-400, this is unacceptable. The system is quite new and we are not at all indifferent to whom it falls into the "research" and whether ...
  22. lvov_aleksey April 22 2020 17: 49 New
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    just to pay for the loan, and then do not care for us
  23. lvov_aleksey April 22 2020 17: 52 New
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    Quote: Old26
    Quote: Captive
    Yes dog with them. Bought, paid, and then the master, master.

    Actually not a "dog with him." Each weapon has an end user certificate. And if it says that a country can re-export the weapons system to another country, that’s one thing. For the S-400, this is unacceptable. The system is quite new and we are not at all indifferent to whom it falls into the "research" and whether ...

    we gave the export option, the stellar-striped basics and so know what you do not like?
    But if you think that they will come to us, then our developers are woodpeckers)))))