In Turkey, said the lack of reason for resale-400 USA
Legal basis for resale purchased Turkey at the RF systems s-400, Washington no, said the press Secretary of the ruling Turkish party of justice and development Omer Celik.
Republican Senator John Thune has proposed to resolve the contradictions between the USA and Turkey according to the Russian s-400 by purchasing these complexes in Ankara, according to the text of the proposed amendment to the defense budget of the United States. In order to purchase named assurances to Turkey that she will not buy the proceeds other military equipment, is incompatible with the requirement of NATO.
Çelik reminded at a briefing on Tuesday that Turkey had originally intended to purchase the American Patriot system, however, the "no response from Washington" Ankara has decided to purchase the Russian s-400 system.
According to Celik, Ankara is "end user" acquired system. "If the country bought F-16 fighter jets, it is not resold to another country (resale – ed.) of such systems (as-400 – ed.) there are no legal grounds," - said Celik.
Celik noted that Turkey expects its steps in relations with other countries. According to Celik, against Turkey sanctions the Washington approach is not correct. "We expect that Washington will appreciate our desire for Patriot systems, then they will become the subject of discussion," said çelik.
The Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in April that the decision to buy the Russian system was the result of 10 years of negotiations with the United States, which did not lead to the purchase of missile defense systems.
Deliveries of the newest Russian air defense systems s-400, which caused a crisis in Turkey's relations with the United States, began in mid-July 2019. Washington has demanded to cancel the transaction and return to purchase American complexes Patriot, threatening to delay or even cancel the sale of Turkey's newest F-35 fighter, as well as to impose sanctions in accordance with CAATSA. Ankara has refused to compromise and continued negotiations on additional batch of s-400. The administration of the tramp not yet implemented its threat to impose sanctions against Turkey.