Turkey Deadlock Over Ankara’s S-400 Deal Shows No Sign of Resolution

Turkey Deadlock Over Ankara’s S-400 Deal Shows No Sign of Resolution

"Turkey is clearly not an adversary of the United States", Akar said and added that therefore its procurement of the S-400 system should not be considered within the scope of US sanctions created to target America's enemies.

"And our proposal to establish this technical committee under the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation umbrella is still on the table".

Turkey may temporarily store Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems in Azerbaijan, Trend reports referring to Turkish media.

Akar repeated Turkey's offer to hold technical talks with the United States to address "technical concerns" over the S-400 purchase.

The U.S. stopped shipment of "deliveries and activities" related to Turkey's procurement of the stealth fighter jet earlier this month.

The Minister also divulged the latest updates on the possible day the Russian missile systems will arrive in Turkey.

Speaking at a U.S. -Turkey conference in Washington amid rising tensions between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies over Ankara's plan to buy the Russian S-400 missile system, Akar adopted a relatively conciliatory tone and urged to resolve issues via dialogue.

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"We firmly believe that linking the S-400 to the F-35 project is unfortunate". According to him, it was expected that Turkey would receive the first supplies of S-400 missile systems in July 2019.

And here comes the question whether Russian Federation would like to share such technologies with Turkey and Erdogan.

"Although the USA urges Turkey to abandon the purchase of Russian S-400 air defense missile systems, it does not guarantee that it will sell us Patriot air defense systems", Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

"The U.S. needs to have a change of course there because we don't need the PYD/YPG to establish peace and security in any part of Syria", Kalın said, using a name for the group that includes its political wing.

Kalin said the kind of language involving terms like sanctions will ultimately put a "dent in that relationship".

Turning to a safe zone being mulled for northeastern Syria, Kalın said the US and Turkey "are making progress", noting "positive signals" being received from Washington on the matter, but stressed the USA needs to end its support to the YPG, the Syrian affiliate of the PKK- a designated terror group in the USA and Turkey.

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