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Erdogan affirms testing Russian-made S-400 missile

ANKARA, Oct 23 (KUNA) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday emphasized that the country tested its Russian-made S-400 missile batteries in Sentop city on the Black Sea, despite the rejection of Washington.
Turkey will not ask for an approval from the United States, and "we" also conducted tests on light, middle and heavy weapons, Anadolu Agency quoted Erdogan as saying in a press statement.
The weapons bought from the US were also part of those that have been subjected to the tests, he added.
He noted that Greece bought Russian made S-300 missiles, and it (Greece) actually uses them.
He wondered way Washington didnآ’t ask Greece about these missiles.
Meanwhile, US Department of Defense spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said on Friday that if reports on Turkeyآ’s test of the Russian missiles are true, Washington will آ‘strongly condemn thisآ’.
On October 5, Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg expressed concern over Turkey's possession of Russian missiles.
Speaking at a news conference in Ankara with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Stoltenberg said that the Russian missile system may pose a danger to NATO's fighter jets and may lead to US sanctions on Ankara. (end) rs.hm