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Turkey mystified that the u.s. has not taken up offer to create s-400 working group

Turkey mystified that the u.s. has not taken up offer to create s-400 working group
Samory Samory 11 June, 2019
Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar talks to acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan during a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo
Reuters: U.S. has not taken up offer to create S-400 working group, Turkey says
ANKARA (Reuters) - The United States has not yet taken up Turkey’s suggestion of creating a joint working group to try to defuse tensions over Ankara’s purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense systems, a senior Turkish defense official said on Monday.
The two NATO allies have sparred publicly for months over Turkey’s order for the S-400s, which are not compatible with the transatlantic alliance’s systems.
Washington says the S-400s pose a threat to the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighters and has warned of potential U.S. sanctions if Ankara presses on with the deal.
Turkey, one of the core partners in the F-35 program and a prospective buyer, has said t...
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