The Turkish press published a video of a missile launch in the area of the Slack Sea Sinop, where the S-400 air defense system is supposedly being tested.
Turkey published an international alert Navtex about conducting artillery exercises near the Black Sea city of Sinop from October 13 to 17.
A video from Sinop showing the missile was published by the Turkish military magazine M5. According to him, these were S-400 shootings.
Eyewitnesses also published a video of tests in Turkey, during which it is assumed that the S-400 was tested.
Earlier, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that Turkey should look for an alternative to the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems it acquired, so as not to create a risk for the air force of the Alliance members. At the same time, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu noted that Turkey was forced to buy Russian S-400 air defense systems, because “it could not buy American Patriot air defense systems or other similar systems for its defense.”
Earlier it became known that for almost two years, members of the US Congress blocked deals on the sale of weapons to Turkey because of Ankara’s purchase of the S-400 air defense system.
In addition, the US bill to impose sanctions against Turkey for the purchase of Russian S-400 complexes has become a new reason for the deterioration of relations between Washington and Ankara.