ANKARA (Sputnik) – The leader of Turkey’s right-wing Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Devlet Bahceli, on Tuesday called on the government to put the Russian-made S-400 air defence systems on combat duty in response to US President Joe Biden’s official recognition of the 1915 massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as a genocide.
“According to Article 11 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Biden committed a crime of inciting hatred. In response, our first task should be to activate the S-400 and demand a refund for F-35 [US fighters]. For us, relations with the United States are now at a historic crossroads”, Bahceli said while speaking in parliament.
The MHP is in alliance with the ruling Justice and Development Party.