Erdogan confirmed Turkey tests Russian made S-400 air defense system

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on the 23rd that Turkey has started testing the S-400 air defense missile system purchased from Russia, and the US opposition to the arms purchase is “irrelevant”. Erdogan told the media that Turkey “has carried out and is continuing to” test the S-400 system, “and” the position of the United States will undoubtedly not affect us. “. “If we don’t test our abilities, what are we going to do?” < / P > < p > Turkey signed a US $2.5 billion contract with Russia in 2017 to purchase the first S-400 air defense system, which will be delivered by Russia in 2019. The two sides signed a contract again in August this year to purchase the second batch of S-400 systems. A video recorded on the 16th of this month showed that Turkey suspected of testing an S-400 air defense missile, which aroused strong dissatisfaction from the US side, and some US officials threatened to impose sanctions on Turkey. Turkey and the United States are both members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Turkey’s purchase of S-400 system was opposed by the United States and NATO. The US side said that the Russian made S-400 system is not compatible with NATO air defense system and may help Russia track the F-35 stealth fighter developed by the United States and its allies. In July 2019, the US side suspended the qualification of earthwork to participate in the F-35 project. Erdogan said on the 23rd that Turkey will continue to test military equipment, including many weapons purchased from the United States, but “it seems that gentlemen are particularly upset about weapons from Russia.”. He stressed that Turkmenistan “has decided” to “continue to follow our own path as before”. Micro special manuscript