Ankara stresses importance of dialogue, mutual respect amid S-400, F-35 row

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Ankara says the latest resolution approved by the U.S. House of Representatives does not comply with the rooted bilateral relations, stressing the importance of dialogue and showing respect to resolve the difference of opinions


The relations between two NATO allies, Turkey and the U.S., have been going through one of the most turbulent periods in their long history. They have seen dramatic fluctuations due to persistent issues, particularly the advanced Russian-made air defense missile system that Turkey is about to receive.

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the resolution "Expressing Concern for the United States-Turkey Alliance" on Monday, highlighting worries about the alliance between Ankara and Washington. This was immediately criticized and deemed "unacceptable" by Turkey. The Foreign Ministry said Tuesday the resolution condemning Ankara's purchase of Russian air defense missile systems and urging potential sanctions was unacceptably threatening. The resolution does not comply with the deep-rooted friendship and relations of the alliance between Turkey and the U.S., the ministry said in a statement.

"The decision ratifying the unjust and unfounded allegations about Turkey's foreign policy and its judicial system is never acceptable," it added. "It is unacceptable to make decisions that do not serve to increase mutual trust, to continue to keep the language of threats and sanctions on the agenda and to set various artificial deadlines," the ministry noted.

It underlined the importance of relying on dialogue and showing respect in order to resolve a difference of opinion between allies. The resolution condemns Turkey's decision to acquire Russian S-400 air defense systems and calls on Ankara to cancel its procurement.

Tension between the two allies has reached a fever pitch in recent months with Ankara set to begin receiving the advanced Russian surface-to-air missile (SAM) system.

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Ankara stresses importance of dialogue, mutual respect amid S-400, F-35 row

2019/06/645x360-1560282311295-1560291686.jpg
Read: 372     10:19     12 June 2019    

Ankara says the latest resolution approved by the U.S. House of Representatives does not comply with the rooted bilateral relations, stressing the importance of dialogue and showing respect to resolve the difference of opinions


The relations between two NATO allies, Turkey and the U.S., have been going through one of the most turbulent periods in their long history. They have seen dramatic fluctuations due to persistent issues, particularly the advanced Russian-made air defense missile system that Turkey is about to receive.

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the resolution "Expressing Concern for the United States-Turkey Alliance" on Monday, highlighting worries about the alliance between Ankara and Washington. This was immediately criticized and deemed "unacceptable" by Turkey. The Foreign Ministry said Tuesday the resolution condemning Ankara's purchase of Russian air defense missile systems and urging potential sanctions was unacceptably threatening. The resolution does not comply with the deep-rooted friendship and relations of the alliance between Turkey and the U.S., the ministry said in a statement.

"The decision ratifying the unjust and unfounded allegations about Turkey's foreign policy and its judicial system is never acceptable," it added. "It is unacceptable to make decisions that do not serve to increase mutual trust, to continue to keep the language of threats and sanctions on the agenda and to set various artificial deadlines," the ministry noted.

It underlined the importance of relying on dialogue and showing respect in order to resolve a difference of opinion between allies. The resolution condemns Turkey's decision to acquire Russian S-400 air defense systems and calls on Ankara to cancel its procurement.

Tension between the two allies has reached a fever pitch in recent months with Ankara set to begin receiving the advanced Russian surface-to-air missile (SAM) system.

Daily Sabah



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