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İbrahim Kalın: the S-400 will not be integrated into the NATO defense system

Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin Turkey: In explaining relations with the United States, Turkey’s S-400 air defense systems from Russia received the “S-400. A decision was made overnight in Turkey.” “The S-400s will not be integrated into the NATO defense system.”

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Presidential spokesman İbrahim Kalın, in his statement to Bloomberg, stated that the S-400 decision was not made overnight, saying: “It was the result of a long process. It was a great surprise to us that in the middle of the Syrian war, the United States suddenly pulled out its Patriot batteries. Contrary to what some of my colleagues on the American side said, we were not offered a good and adequate offer. We did not see that they offered us a good deal. Regardless, our president told Trump that we are ready to take over the Patriots. The S-400s that we have will not be integrated into the NATO defense system. “It will not pose a threat to NATO’s defense system.”

Thick, Turkey, and the most fundamental problems dividing the United States 3; Stating that “the US support for the PYD / YPG is the S-400 and CAATSA sanctions,” he added, “Furthermore, the leader of FETÖ should be able to remain in the US. Unfortunately, so far we have not seen any progress or action on these issues. These issues are at the center of our national security concerns. In other fields, for example in Libya and Iraq, we can work together to some extent against terrorism. I mean, we can’t say there is a very pessimistic picture. However, we believe that we can resolve these issues through constructive dialogue by speaking very transparently and sincerely. What US lawmakers need to understand is how vital these issues are to us. S-400 decision was made overnight in Turkey. It was the result of a long process. It was a great surprise to us that in the middle of the Syrian war, the United States suddenly pulled out its Patriot batteries. Germany withdrew in the same way as the system in Turkey and just stayed in the Spanish system in Turkey, “he said.

Kalin said he knows that US President Biden is busy with national policy issues, “We made our contacts and got off to a good start, both presidents will meet.”

In the subsequent disclosure by the United States, beyond the S-400 system to join NATO, it is not desirable to be present on the territory of Turkey.

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