US-Turkey Tensions Escalate Over Russian Missile Deal


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed U.S. concerns about his government’s recent decision to buy an S-400 missile defense system from Russia

In a speech Wednesday to mayors from his ruling AK Party, Erdogan said of the U.S., “They went crazy because we made the S-400 agreement.

What were we supposed to do?

Wait for you?

We are taking and will take all our measures on the security front,” he added.

Voa 1aThe multibillion-dollar missile purchase has dealt another blow to deeply strained relations with the United States, which spent months lobbying against the deal.

“We have relayed our concerns to Turkish officials regarding the potential purchase of the…

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