The Turkish government shut off an area in the Black Sea, next to the city of Sinop, as the S-400 SAM tests approach. These weapon systems were purchased from Russia. Interfax reported that with a reference to international warning for seafarers, which was spread by Turkey's naval administration in the NAVTEX system.
The drills will be conducted on October 13-16; during this period, the area near Sinop are considered dangerous for maritime traffic.
Turkish Minute outlet claims that 10 Banshee air targets were delivered to Sinop missile firing range for the tests.
At that, local media claimed that a convoy of trucks loaded with S-400 crossed the city.
In 2018, Turkey, the NATO member country purchased S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia. The U.S. insisted that Turkey cannot be buying weapons incompatible with the NATO armament.