Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 42nd Mukhtars Meeting at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on December 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country will not abandon the S-400 systems or their support for Azerbaijan despite the threats of the United States, stressing that “Turkey is not a tribal country.”

“We took steps within the framework of the F-35 project, but you made threats to us. You asked us to return the S-400 to Russia. But we are not a tribal state,” Erdogan said at a conference for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the Malatya state on Sunday.

Erdogan responded to officials in Washington by stating, “You do not know with whom you are dealing with. Do not delay with your sanctions, whatever they are.”

The United States had previously expressed its strong opposition to Turkey’s testing of the S-400 missile systems, considering that such operations contradict the Turkish side’s obligations within the framework of NATO, and Washington threatened Ankara to take new measures against it after it had previously excluded it from the fighter project. F-35.

This comes in conjunction with voices in the United States calling for sanctions against Turkey for its support for Azerbaijan in the conflict in the Karabakh region with the Armenian forces.

Baku and Ankara deny that the Turkish government provides any military support to Azerbaijan, and say the support is political only.

 

Source: RT

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Stern Daler
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Stern Daler
2020-10-25 18:52

Turkey is not a tribal state but a banana republic with less than a 25th of the GDP or the military budget of the US. Currently the Ottomans and the Azeri are on an ego trip and want to finish genocides and to adjust the outcome of wars they did not win in the 1920ies.

They have not been punished for 100 years and their dictators need to be shown their place once more.

Dissident
Dissident
2020-10-25 16:50

hmmm. i don’t agree w/Sultan Erdogan’s maniacal occupations & wars. but must commend him on his strong, rebuttal to Uncle Sam’s threats & bullying.

Human
Human
2020-10-25 19:12

Actually a s**t that has to be exterminated with all ITS SIMILAR STUFFS
(After such 9 GENOCIDES IT IS IMPOSSIBLE CONSIDERING MERDolfgan UNHUMAN GENOCIDALS as a people or even humans)
Let’s hope Biden, Putin and France will CLEAN ANATOLIA.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-10-26 07:04

You do not know with whom you are dealing with

Oh, yes we do, and we’ve been way too lenient!

Panget Ka
Panget Ka
2020-10-26 00:17

Its really time to fight back. People of today measures GDP, S400 or F35 stealth as strenghts to rely on to in waging war. Muslems measured their faith, love of fellow humans if its the same as how they love themselves, then they passed, if not, then they strive.. The concept of calipahate is to base the governance in, all humans are equal. they just differ in how good you are in loving your fellows..But the world doesnt want that, democrazys, businesses socialism are alike. They earn on the the toils of others. Thats the truth.. So as a watcher… Read more »

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-10-26 07:03
Reply to  Panget Ka

And kafir are najisun (filth) that must be called pigs and monkeys, they’re not seen as humans, and those who don’t convert are to be oppressed and racketed or killed. Slavery is also OK, isn’t it?