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Erdogan: Sanctions over the purchase of S-400 - an attack on Turkish sovereignty

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US sanctions against Ankara over the purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems are an attack on Turkey's sovereignty. And it is especially outrageous that the United States has applied sanctions against its ally, a country in the North Atlantic bloc.


This opinion was expressed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the grand opening of one of the sections of the road, which was broadcasted by the NTV channel.

Yesterday the EU threatened to impose sanctions on us, then the US. What is this alliance? What is this alliance?

- the Turkish president was indignant.

Erdogan recalled that before making a decision to purchase S-400 complexes in Russia, he unsuccessfully asked the United States to supply American air defense systems to Ankara. And later, after the purchase of Russian air defense systems, he turned to Washington with a proposal to create a working group to resolve the US-Turkish contradictions on this issue. But instead, sanctions were imposed on Turkey.

Following the US decision, Erdogan said, the Turkish defense industry will have to work harder to ensure the country's security.

We have long left behind the day when such sanctions impeded us.

- said the head of the Turkish state.

The US Treasury Department announced the imposition of sanctions on December 14. They concern the Office of the Defense Industry of Turkey, its head Ismail Demir and three other Turkish citizens. In particular, Turkey will not be able to receive loans for the military-technical sphere
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  1. nnm
    nnm 16 December 2020 16: 57
    +5
    Why is it so straight? Moreover, with yesterday's hints about the expulsion from Inzherlik! You just have to express your concern, right ?! By the way, I remember that the contract there implied an option for the supply of a subsequent set. It will be very revealing whether Turkey requests the next delivery or not. But it seems that this will not happen until the s-400 is linked with their air defense system. And since they couldn't do it themselves, you need to contact our specialists ..
    On this, I think, Erdogan will have to make a decision - either to go along with the United States, outwardly depicting sovereignty and leaving in fact just everything "as it is", or to really go towards independence and political confrontation with the West.
    At the same time, there is one nuance that prevents one from rushing into the arms of the United States - the very power of Erdogan rests only on imaginary and real "victories", which was shown by the elections in Istanbul. Therefore, which path they will ultimately choose is a huge question.
    1. Machito
      Machito 16 December 2020 17: 51
      +5
      Erdogan correctly puts the question: By imposing sanctions on one of its key NATO allies, the United States discredits the very participation of countries in this military bloc. Turkey was not taken to the European Union, Erdogan's portrait is used as a target at NATO exercises. Are the US allies for Turkey or enemies?
      1. Bolt cutter
        Bolt cutter 17 December 2020 00: 12
        -1
        Turkey was not admitted to the European Union
        Turkey = Asia. Which European Union? Not to mention the fact that he is zeanaging this very European Union.
    2. rocket757
      rocket757 16 December 2020 17: 54
      +1
      The stripes can, they can, guess ... although the Sultan also has trump cards.
      In short, they will bargain as soon as everything settles in the strip.
    3. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 16 December 2020 22: 00
      +4
      Quote: nnm
      On this, I think, Erdogan will have to make a decision - either to go along with the United States, outwardly depicting sovereignty and leaving in fact just everything "as it is", or to really go towards independence and political confrontation with the West.

      Here a double-sided zugzwang has been outlined - the mattresses cannot abandon their decision, since a refusal would mean a deflection under Turkey and would become a "bad example" for other countries wishing to acquire Russian weapons. Turkey cannot abandon its decision due to the fact that it cannot scatter billions at a time when the economy is showing a stable decline + demonstrate that the country's top leadership puts this country in the status of a mattress colony and cannot make an independent decision. It turns out that no one can afford a concession without further loss of face. The Turks have already offered the United States an option on how to get off the topic and cut sharp corners, beaming that the acquisition of the S-300 by Greece did not cause rejection in the mattresses, but the mattresses, due to progressive meagerness, did not hear this hint and continued the pressure strategy, which finally brought the situation is at a standstill.
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty 16 December 2020 16: 57
    +2
    Why should you go into the European Union if they are all scoundrels there? Why are you kissing passionately when the same Yankees deprive you of the right to choose weapons, forcing you not to buy competitive Russian S400s by means of blackmail and sanctions? ??
  3. APASUS
    APASUS 16 December 2020 17: 10
    +4
    With loans for the defense industry in Turkey, I think the Americans got excited. The Turks will find themselves Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and there are many monarchies with similar views, the construction of a Muslim caliphate. And this will further alienate the Turks from NATO
  4. cniza
    cniza 16 December 2020 17: 11
    +5
    We have long left behind the day when such sanctions impeded us.


    Here's another clear message for the US ...
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 16 December 2020 17: 52
      +1
      Now we should expect an answer .... that's just a little deal with their internal affairs !!!
      1. cniza
        cniza 16 December 2020 17: 59
        +5
        There are enough of them here and there, we'll see, but it's not profitable for the United States to quarrel with Turkey ...
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 16 December 2020 18: 10
          +1
          The Yankees are no fool, but they have seven Fridays a week, especially in the hail on the hill, a new broom .... it is not known where and how it will take revenge.
          1. cniza
            cniza 16 December 2020 18: 19
            +4
            Yes, a new broom, but politics will not change much, but they will not want to lose Turkey.
  5. parusnik
    parusnik 16 December 2020 17: 35
    0
    Yesterday the EU threatened to impose sanctions on us, then the US. What is this alliance? What is this alliance?
    ... Sanctions have been imposed, there is nothing to lose ... Recognize Crimea, to the evil of the allies ... laughing And so Erdogash is cunning.
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 16 December 2020 17: 50
    0
    Erdogan: Sanctions over the purchase of S-400 - an attack on Turkish sovereignty

    What else could be expected ???
    Although, now the Sultan, just hold on .... get ready, now they will come to you, to establish their "order".
    1. cniza
      cniza 16 December 2020 18: 00
      +1
      Oh they will come, the Democrats love it very much.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 16 December 2020 18: 13
        +1
        Well, yes, what course they will choose is not known for certain ... but nothing good can be expected.
        The broom may be new, but the sweeper is still the same.
        1. cniza
          cniza 16 December 2020 18: 22
          +1
          Soon we will see everything, but something tells, they will make peace with Erdogan, and then they will "devour" him ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 16 December 2020 18: 54
            +1
            In general, events can be interesting.
            1. cniza
              cniza 16 December 2020 21: 02
              +2
              Interesting is not the right word, it seems fateful ...
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 17 December 2020 07: 28
                +1
                Quote: cniza
                Interesting is not the right word, it seems fateful ...

                Boom to think that everything is happening with them, deserved!
  7. Keyser soze
    Keyser soze 16 December 2020 18: 10
    -2
    What is this alliance? What is this alliance?


    Come on Edik, get out of NATO, hare whining ... A rare moment of unanimity - make everyone in VO happy ... laughing
    1. Kuzmitsky
      16 December 2020 19: 17
      +2
      In general, it is not particularly clear why Erdogan needs NATO. He already has a complicated relationship with three of its members. He does not particularly need protection. And he has no use from the NATO airbase, only problems. And buying a weapon is not a problem. There would be money.
      1. Keyser soze
        Keyser soze 16 December 2020 23: 16
        0
        In general, it is not particularly clear what NATO is for Erdogan.


        A few reasons:

        1. It can become impudent with almost impunity if NATO is behind its back.
        2. Investors consider NATO countries to be safer for investments.
        3. If he leaves NATO and kicks the Americans from Incirlik, he says goodbye to all weapon licenses - European and American.
  8. Gunner
    Gunner 16 December 2020 18: 43
    +1
    Let Turkey introduce, in response, a complete ban on the purchase of weapons from the United States for the Turkish army, start negotiations on the purchase of large consignments of non-American weapons and see who quickly changes the decision.
  9. Senka naughty
    Senka naughty 16 December 2020 20: 16
    -1
    What is this alliance?

    Russian speakers no longer work on this site?
  10. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 16 December 2020 21: 53
    0
    what Turkey is already fighting on four sides. And what is most interesting, these conflicts bring dividends not so much to Turkey itself as to outside forces, including Russia. Yes, Putin was right, Edik won't get off with tomatoes alone.laughing