Cavusoglu: U.S. should not interfere in Turkey’s purchase of S-400

 Cavusoglu: U.S. should not interfere in Turkey’s purchase of S-400

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey’s allies should not interfere in Ankara’s purchase of defense systems from non-NATO countries.

He recalled that Ankara wanted to purchase air defence systems from the U.S., but Washington made obstacles even for purchasing simple equipment.

"If we are NATO allies and Turkey needs something, you must sell that to us. And if you do not want to sell, do not interfere when Turkey is purchasing something it needs from other country," Anadolu Agency cited Cavusoglu as saying.

On Monday, the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office said it intends to end Turkey’s preferential trade treatment under a program that allowed some exports to enter the United States duty free.

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