"The delivery of S-400 anti-missile systems continues. The fourth Russian aircraft with S-400 components landed at Murted airport," the Defense Ministry said.
According to the NTV television channel, the fourth Russian cargo plane with the weapon components landed at the airfield, and after unloading it flew back.
S-400 Uzun Menzilli Bölge Hava ve Füze Savunma Sistem malzemelerinin sevkiyatı devam etmektedir. Bu kapsamda dördüncü uçak Mürted Hava Meydanı’na indi. pic.twitter.com/eBAmo5wTaP— T.C. Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (@tcsavunma) 13 июля 2019 г.
Delivery of the S-400 components began yesterday.
As is known, the signing by Turkey of an agreement with the Russian Federation regarding the supply of the S-400 air defense system was sharply criticized in the West. The American media reported that the United States put forward an ultimatum to Turkey - before the end of the first week of June, Turkey should break this agreement, otherwise the United States allegedly threatened to exclude Ankara from its program of delivery of F-35 fighters. In Ankara, such messages are refuted. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that if Ankara is excluded from the F-35 program, Turkey through the arbitration process will seek a return of $ 1.25 billion already paid to the United States for the fighters.