Cavusoglu on S-400s: ‘You don’t buy a product to keep it in a box’


One day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed concern about Turkey carrying out tests with the S-400s it purchased, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Ankara did not intend to comply with US requirements to abandon the Russian defense system.

“You don’t buy a product to keep it in a box,” Cavusoglu told a press conference on Wednesday.

Ankara and Washington have been at loggerheads over Turkey’s purchase of the S-400s, as Washington says they are not compatible with NATO systems.