NATO: S-400 in Turkey Cannot be Integrated with Atlantic Systems
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"The Russian systems will not be integrated into NATO's joint air defense, of course because these systems cannot work with NATO systems," Stolberg told reporters at a news conference on Wednesday at the end of a summit of NATO leaders in London.
Stoltenberg stressed that many NATO countries are concerned about Turkey's decision to use the Russian "S-400" despite the objection of the United States, stressing that "S-400" will work independently of NATO air defenses without integrating them.
However, Stoltenberg noted that US-Turkish negotiations on Ankara's abandonment of Russian systems in favor of US Patriot counterparts are still underway, stressing that the alliance is working to find a solution to the contentious issue.
British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said today at a press conference, that the issue of buying Turkey "S-400" was not discussed at the NATO summit.
Ankara's insistence on the acquisition of "S-400", which Russia began to supply to Turkey in mid-July, was one of the reasons for the worsening relations with Washington, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country will operate missiles "S-400" fully in April 2020, despite Washington's demands to replace it with "Patriot" US.