Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu dismissed as "futile" the US's continuous efforts to dissuade Turkey from receiving S-400 batteries from Russian Federation, during an interview with Turkish TV on Friday. The US claims that operating the Russian missiles and the F-35 simultaneously would give Russia access to their aircraft's secrets.
He was speaking to journalists prior to leaving for Tajikistan.
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo stated that the US believes that Turkey would not be able to have both US F-35 fighter-bombers and Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems at the same time, as this is technically impossible.
The ceasefire aimed to put an end to the weeks-long campaign of intensified rocket fire and airstrikes by regime and Russian forces against the last opposition-held area in the country, which houses some 3 million Syrian civilians.
Tensions between the US and Turkey have risen in recent months over Ankara purchasing the system, which Washington said will jeopardize Turkey's role in the U.S. F-35 fighter jet program and could trigger congressional sanctions.
"The F-35s, which are Turkey's right, will most certainly be delivered to our country", Kalin said.
The leaders of Turkey, Russia, Qatar, China, and Iran arrived for Asian cooperation summit in Tajikistan, where Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the world to respect United Nations resolutions and the historical and legal status of Jerusalem.
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All the way back in 2017, USA officials offered to sell Turkey Patriot missile systems, and warned that the Russian S-400s would be incompatible with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation systems and expose the F-35 to Russian meddling.
The ministers later spoke by telephone yesterday and discussed the letter, Turkey's defence ministry said, adding that Akar had "emphasised the improper wording not in line with the spirit of the Alliance" in the letter during the call.
Russia, which supports Assad, and Turkey, long a backer of the rebels, co-sponsored a de-escalation agreement for the area that has been in place since past year but faltered in recent months, forcing hundreds of thousands of civilians to flee.
Last month, President Erdogan announced a diplomatic breakthrough with Washington, following a phone conversation with President Donald Trump, with the establishment of a joint committee that would examine and resolve the Americans' security concerns regarding the S-400.
"If the United States takes any negative actions towards us, we will also take reciprocal steps", Mevlut Cavusoglu, the foreign minister, said.
Calling Turkey a traditional Silk Road country, Xi said that China stands ready to enhance their mutually beneficial cooperation within the Belt and Road framework. "They are creating a major rift between two allies without shooting a single bullet - and they are also cashing in on the side".