Turkey warns US not to harm relations
Statements of Morgan Ortagus "does not conform with the content and spirit of the meeting between the two Presidents at the G20 Summit," said Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hami Aksoy.
Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hami Aksoy responded to a question regarding the statement of the spokesperson of the US Department of the State Morgan Ortagus on July 9 about the procurement of Turkey's S-400 air defense system.
"The statement made by the US State Department spokesperson on July 9th regarding our procurement of the S-400 air defense system does not conform with the content and spirit of the meeting between the two Presidents at the G20 Summit," Aksoy said.
Saying that the conditions that led Turkey to procure S400 are well known, Aksoy noted that President Trump confirmed this at the G20 Summit and made it clear that Turkey was not fairly treated.
"From the very beginning, Turkey has shown a transparent approach on this matter. We have proposed to establish a technical working group that could include NATO, to address U.S. concerns regarding the potential effects of the S400 system on F35s."
"However our proposal has been left unanswered so far."
Calling upon the U.S. side to refrain from taking wrong steps, Aksoy warned that would harm relations, "by excluding diplomacy and dialogue".