The dispute between the US and Turkey about Russia’s S-400 missile defense system is taking serious form. After accepting Turkey’s use of the S-400 system, the US has gone awry. The US Defense Ministry has warned Turkey that it could have serious consequences in relations with Washington. The US strongly condemned Turkey’s trial.
US Defense Ministry Spokesperson Jonathan Rath Hofmann issued a statement saying, “The US Ministry of Defense strongly condemns the testing of Turkey’s S-400 system on October 16. This test has been accepted by the President of Turkey himself. He said that we object to the testing of Turkey’s S-400 system, which poses a great threat to our security relationship.
The US State Ministry has also issued a statement strongly criticizing Turkey’s decision. Hofmann said, “The S-400 air defense system’s activation does not match with Turkey’s commitment to being a US ally and a NATO member.” Let me tell you that Turkey has finally openly accepted that it has tested Russia’s S-400 defense system against American F-16 fighter aircraft. Turkish President Rechap Tayyip Erdogan confirmed the test on Friday. He said that his country has tested the Russia-made S-400 missile defense system despite the objections of the US.
Ergogan expressed anger at the US, saying that Turkey has the right to test its equipment. America’s attitude is not binding on us in any way. We do not need to ask America. Erdogan accused the US of adopting double standards regarding sanctions. He said that NATO member Greece is also using S-300 missile defense system. He asked, “Did America say anything to him?”