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Turkey Says US Ultimatum Over S-400 'Not in Spirit of Alliance'

The Turkish defence ministry said in a statement "the wording and approach" of a letter sent early this month by Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan "was not in the spirit of an alliance (and) caused unease".

Turkey Says US Ultimatum Over S-400 'Not in Spirit of Alliance'

Turkey Says US Ultimatum Over S-400 'Not in Spirit of Alliance'

STEPANAKERT, JUNE 18,  ARTSAKHPRESS: The ministry said Turkey's previously "known" opinions on acquiring the Russian S-400 missile defence system had been shared in a detailed manner, without offering further information, France24 reports. 

Shanahan's letter warned Ankara has until July 31 to renounce the S-400 purchase or Turkish pilots would be booted from US training on America's latest-generation F-35 fighter jets.


     

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