Washington claimed it would trigger an economic war against Ankara if Turkey continued its deal to buy S-400 missiles from Moscow. The US, which has recently sold 100 F-35 fighters to Turkey, sees the S-400 missile systems as a threat, saying that Turkey can not have both at the same time. The government of President Erdogan, however, has promised to respond to any aggression with their own measures.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said: "If the United States takes negative action against us, we will also take reciprocal action."
"We are destined for the S-400 edition. Whatever the results, we will not step back.
The Minister added that it was impossible to cancel the order from Russia.
Washington not only threatened sanctions yesterday, but also sent a letter to pull Ankara out of the F-35 jet program ̵
The Minister continued: "We refuse the formulation [of] of writing [by acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan] to our Minister of Defense.
"No one can give Turkey an ultimatum. "
His words were repeated by the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, who said:" There is no change and there will be no change. "
The US Secretary of Defense threatened to remove all of them earlier this month Turkish pilots are currently training in the US when the agreement is reached – but it has not deterred President Erdogan.
The US is concerned that F-35s they sell may be undermined by the Russians.
The Russian system is allegedly incompatible with NATO
Cavusoglu's aggressive speech caused the Turkish lira to weaken by 1.5 percent in a single day.
The threat of sanctions has shocked investors over the past year and led to a huge sell-out of lira.
Also Washington They offer both the carrot and the whip to bring Turkey on board.
They allegedly withdrew their own missiles and offered to protect the Turkish economy if Russia reacted to the separation of relations.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathryn Wheelbarger said: "We would look for ways to protect the Turkish economy from a possible setback – Turkey may learn the hard way that Russia can not rely on . "
It also builds on the general power struggle in the region as both Russia and the US seek to get the nations on their side.
Turkey has played a strange role in Europe these – especially in Syria.
President Erdogan initially expressed a desire to topple President Assad, in line with US interests, but recently brokered an agreement with Iran and Russia over the idlib situation.
Turkey decided to buy the missiles in 2017 Washington asks them to buy the US Patriot system instead.
The US had other problems with states that also wanted to buy Russian missile systems.
Washington is fighting to convince other powerful nations not to participate in the Moscow transaction.
US official Alice Wells said, "There is no lump-sum waiver or country waiver when it comes to the S-400." We have serious concerns about a possible purchase of the S-400 and continue our discussions about how the United States or other defense providers could support India.
The dispute is only the latest in a series of disagreements involving Ankara – their involvement in Idlib has created tensions with Russia and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
To protect Turkey's interests in the region, he today fought against the Syrian government, adding, "If the regime attacks more Turkish observation points and continues to make such missteps, we will not be silent."
"We want to stop death in Syria, the bombardment of Idlib with tons and phosphorous bombs is inexcusable. "" Exclusive economic zone, was drilled in nature reserves.
Despite the EU and US warnings, President Erdogan remained firm in his quest to protect the interests of Turks in Northern Cyprus.