Turkish army completes preparations for military operation east of Euphrates

Turkish army completes preparations for military operation east of Euphrates

Turkish army completes preparations for military operation east of Euphrates

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has refused to back down from Ankara's planned purchase of a Russian S-400 missile defense system that the United States has said would compromise the security of the F-35, the most advanced US fighter aircraft.

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The dispute could scupper Nato's attempt to present a united front to Russian Federation over its aggressive actions in the Black Sea as plans are made for the 29 member nations to agree measures today including increased marine patrols. "Does it want to remain a critical partner in the most successful military alliance in history or does it want to risk the security of that partnership by making such reckless decisions that undermine our alliance?" "But it doesn't mean that we are undermining the alliance and we agree with Russian Federation on everything".

"If Germany persists in building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, as President Trump said, it could turn Germany's economy into literally a captive of Russia", Pence told the event, held incongruously in a hip new music venue.

The S-400, they say, is created to detect and shoot down stealth fighters like the F-35.

Axios reports that Turkey's foreign minister said the purchase from Russian Federation was "a done deal" at the same conference.

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"Turkey was on board the F-35 program from day one", says Loren Thompson, CEO of the Lexington Institute, a public policy think tank that receives some of its funding from F-35 manufacturer Lockheed Martin. Turkey's purchase of the advanced aircraft is at risk because the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member also intends to buy a Russian anti-aircraft missile system.

U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan expressed optimism to reporters Tuesday, following a conversation with his Turkish counterpart, that Ankara would ultimately accept the Patriot air defense system that Washington has offered as an alternative. The United States this week halted delivery of equipment related to the stealthy F-35 fighter aircraft to Turkey.

Secretary Pompeo called for the swift resolution of cases involving unjustly detained U.S. citizens, including Serkan Golge, as well as our local staff from the U.S. Mission in Turkey.

(South Korea Defense Acquisition Program Administration via Getty Images) A U.S. F-35A fighter jet lands at Chungju Air Base, March 29, 2019, in Chungju, South Korea.

-Turkish committee of technical experts should examine the American claim that Turkey's possession of the missile defense system would compromise the new technology in the F-35.

As a result, US government leaders have repeatedly threatened to shut down Turkey's participation in the F-35 program if the Russian purchase goes through. "But we must not be naive", Stoltenberg said. The contract's signing was confirmed by the Russian side on September 12, 2017 and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announced at the time that Turkey had already made an advance payment under the contract.

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