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'Major Obstacle': US 'Deeply Concerned' Over Reports of Turkey Potentially Testing S-400s

On Tuesday, it was reported that Turkey had deployed its S-400 air defence systems to the northern city of Samsun near the Black Sea, probably for testing, with Ankara making no official statement on the matter.

The US State Department has expressed alarm over reports about possible tests by Turkey of its Russian-made S-400 missile systems.

"We are aware of these reports. We continue to object strenuously to Turkey's purchase of the S-400 air defence system, and are deeply concerned with reports that Turkey is continuing its efforts to bring the S-400 into operation. Our suspension of Turkey from the F-35 programme, in response to the S-400 acquisition, signalled the seriousness with which the administration approaches this issue”, a State Department spokesperson said on Tuesday.

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