The United States State Department said on Oct. 7 it was “deeply concerned” about reports on Turkey’s possible tests of Russian S-400 air defense missile systems.
The statement came after Ankara sent the systems to the Black Sea province of Sinop for testing. While Turkish authorities have not made any official statements on this, sources told Bloomberg that the country is planning to conduct a comprehensive test of the S-400 systems next week.
“We are aware of these reports. We continue to object strenuously to Turkey’s purchase of the S-400 air defense system, and are deeply concerned with reports that Turkey is continuing its efforts to bring the S-400 into operation,” a State Department spokesperson told Sputnik.