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Turkey′s Mevlut Cavusoglu expained how S-400 will be used

Photo Credit: RIA Novosti / Alexei Malgavko
Ankara will use S-400 anti-aircraft missiles purchased from Russia exclusively for its own defense, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said.
"S-400 is a defensive system, and we will use them only if there is an attack on Turkey." We are not going to use Russian S-400s in Operation Olive Branch," the Minister said.
Chavushoglu stressed that Turkey needs an air defense system, but NATO countries did not want to sell them to Ankara.
"Other countries of the Alliance can buy weapons not from NATO states, so we have such a right and freedom," RIA Novosti quoted the Head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry as saying.
The purchase of the missile systems from a non-NATO supplier raised concerns in the West over their technical compatibility with the alliance's equipment.
The Pentagon has already sounded the alarm, saying bluntly that "generally it's a good idea" for NATO allies to buy inter-operable equipment. 
Erdogan said Turkey was free to make military acquisitions based on its defence needs. 
"Nobody has the right to discuss the Turkish republic's independence principles or independent decisions about its defence industry," he said.
"We make the decisions about our own independence ourselves, we are obliged to take safety and security measures in order to defend our country."

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