Turkey, Politics

Turkey: S-400 purchase with Russia 'done deal'

US' efforts to take Turkey under blockade over S-400 issue is not 'friendly attitude', opposition leader says

Etem Geylan   | 15.06.2019
Turkey: S-400 purchase with Russia 'done deal'

ISTANBUL

Turkey's opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli on Saturday said Ankara's purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense system was a "done deal".

"Turkey will buy S-400 and deploy them. It is a done deal and the discussion is over. The U.S. should think about the rest," Bahceli said in an event in Istanbul.

Bahceli added the U.S.' efforts to take Turkey under blockade over S-400 is not a "friendly attitude".

Tensions between the U.S. and Turkey have simmered over Ankara’s purchase of the S-400s.

Washington claims the purchase will jeopardize Turkey's role in the F-35 fighter jet program and has threatened sanctions.

Turkey has said there is no conflict between the S-400 and the F-35 and has called for a working group to clarify the issue.

* Writing by Fatih Hafiz Mehmet




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