Ankara: Turkey wants to buy Patriot missile systems from the US

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, during his speech at the Doha Forum in Qatar, said that Turkey has asked the United States to sell American Patriot anti-aircraft missile defense systems to Ankara and is still awaiting a response to the proposal.

“Turkey believes that the United States is still our ally, and we remain their ally. No one can cancel the deal with Russia to buy the S-400 missile systems. It’s completed. Russia’s offer was more beneficial, and we accepted it. Now we are ready to buy the Patriot missile system from the US, and we are waiting for their response,” said Turkish Foreign Minister.

Çavuşoğlu stressed that if the United States imposes sanctions against Turkey because of the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system, Turkey will have to respond.

Earlier, Undersecretary for Turkish Defense Industries İsmail Demir said that although Turkey has requested that the US supplies Patriot missile defense systems, it is not only not going to abandon the S-400 missile systems, but is also close to signing a contract for the supply of another batch of Russian anti-aircraft system.

Washington requires Ankara to completely abandon the Russian missile system, threatening to impose sanctions and exclude Turkey from the program to produce fifth-generation F-35 fighter jets.

(c) UAWire

8 comments

  • I think Erdogan must be living in some alternate universe. Two possible scenarios here, either Turkey realise they bought a heap of junk, or Putin wants to buy US technology from Erdogan. Either way, I think Turkey have no chance whatsoever of buying Patriots.

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    • I think Turkey was forced to buy the S-400 Ladas. As I recall, they didn’t even pay for them. RuSSia moved them in to try and split Turkey from NATO. Turkey wasn’t allowed to buy the Patriots during the Obama years, according to Trump and according to Erredowrong, the deal was better with the Moskali but who on earth would believe that?

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  • Eh? Independent from the fact that i dislike them turks,… why buy the patriots in the first place, asshole? Simple, they want to be able to do whatever they want and be safe from both Nato and Russian responses. Clever rats…

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  • англійський масон

    I think it would be a mistake selling US technology to a Friend of vatnikistan and a potential anti West Country.

    Çavuşoğlu stressed that if the United States imposes sanctions against Turkey because of the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system, Turkey will have to respond.

    There are other Holiday destinations available.
    Turkish delight doesn’t have to come from Turkey.
    Baklava is Greek.
    Kebabs are made everywhere.

    So what else have they to offer?

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  • I don’t think that our government is so stupid to sell the Turks our missiles. Let them keep the junk S-400s. I trust this country as far as I can throw a Fat Boy.

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