Oct 16, 2020
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Reuters: exercises with S-400 air defense systems were held in Turkey

In the north of Turkey, exercises with the launch of missiles were held, earlier Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) were transferred there, Reuters reports.

Last week, the media wrote that the S-400 air defense systems purchased from Russia were transferred to the city of Sinop for testing. The Office of Oceanography of the Turkish Navy has also previously reported that Ankara is going to conduct a military fire drill from October 16 to 17.

After that, the US authorities said they were concerned about reports of Ankara's plans to test the S-400. The US State Department emphasized that they continue to categorically object to Ankara's purchase of the S-400 air defense system.

The Russian Federation began supplying S-400s to Turkey in July last year. Under the contract, Ankara received from Moscow four S-400 divisions with a total value of $ 2.5 billion.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu noted in September that the S-400 had not yet taken up combat duty.

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