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

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He noted that Turkey is in dire need of the S-400 air defense system.

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

Tensions between the USA and Turkey have reached a fever pitch in recent months with Turkey set to begin receiving the advanced S-400 Russian surface-to-air missile system that Washington said will jeopardize Turkey's role in the F-35 fighter jet program and which could trigger congressional sanctions.

The topic of the S-400 purchase appeared in the Turkish media, where comparisons between the two machines' advantages and disadvantages immediately began.

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

Akar also recalled that Turkey had suggested creating a technical working group with Washington to resolve the issues relating to S-400 missile system supplies.

US officials advised Turkey to buy the U.S. Ankara bought it in 2017 after years of trying to negotiate a deal for the U.S. Patriot missile system. Earlier, the Pentagon said that the deal with Russian Federation would make Turkey ineligible for the F-35 program.

"Although the U.S. 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.

Turkey, however, has emphasized that the S-400 would not be integrated into North Atlantic Treaty Organisation systems and would not pose a threat to the alliance. "I'd like to reiterate strongly that there is no change in Turkey's commitment to NATO", Akar said.

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

"They focused their discussion on interests, rather than positions, and on the importance of US-Turkish cooperation bilaterally and as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies in achieving mutual security and economic prosperity for both countries and the region", Summers said.

The disagreement over the F-35 is the latest of a series of diplomatic disputes between the United States and Turkey including Turkish demands that the United States extradite Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, differences over Middle East policy and the war in Syria, and sanctions on Iran.

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