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Mon May 31, 2021, 07:54 PM

Turkey to Send Russian Missile Experts Home in Signal to Biden

(Bloomberg) -- Turkey said it will send home Russian missile experts overseeing the S-400 air defense technology that has strained ties with the United States, addressing one of Washington’s concerns with the system while ruling out scrapping it altogether.

The remarks, which come ahead of a planned meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Joe Biden on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Brussels mid-June, signal Ankara’s readiness to compromise on one element of U.S. concerns. Washington has said Turkey should end the presence of Russian personnel in the country to help with training and assembly of the missiles.

But Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who said the system would be under Turkish control when the experts left, reiterated Ankara would not budge on Washington’s broader demand to get rid of the missiles in order for related U.S. sanctions to be lifted.

“The S-400s will be under our 100% control. We’ve sent many technicians for training. The Russian military experts won’t stay in Turkey,” Cavusoglu said on a visit to Greece, state-run TRT television reported Monday. But he rejected U.S. calls on Turkey not to activate the missiles. “It is not possible to accept calls from another country to “not use” them,” he said.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/turkey-to-send-russian-missile-experts-home-in-signal-to-biden/ar-AAKzh2X

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 07:59 PM

1. I guess the S-400's have already been assembled

And crews trained.

Don't give Turkey any slack. It's Putin of the Bosporus.

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #1)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:22 PM

3. I have to assume we, NATO?, has command and control access? Like 100% access to the operational/

communication control hardware/software of the system?

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #3)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:23 PM

4. Nope. I think that's half the controversy.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:09 PM

2. Well that's nice.

We'll continue holding you at arm's length until a certain somebody is out of office.

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Response to Red Mountain (Reply #2)

Mon May 31, 2021, 08:24 PM

5. *couple somebodys.

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