Turkey gives S-400 to US for examination in return Turkey gets discount on F-35. Make no mistake, both Turkey and US hate Russia. Nothing Russia can do can change that fact.
Turkey bought the S-400s to protect themselves from the US and Israel and HATO. The US can't sell F-35s to Turkey now because Turkey has S-400 and its radars and will find out how unstealthy the F-35 really is and wont want any.
Turkey was part of the consortium that built F-35s... they made wing parts... kicking them out of the programme has been difficult and expensive... there is no way they will let them back in just like that.
The US supported a coup attempt to overthrow Erdogan and has the leader of the coup in the US and wont hand him over... why do you think Turkey would ever trust America again?
if Russia pulls out of the convention then it cannot transit the straight if the turks go "You may no longer have your ships enter our waters". The Entire point of the convention was to prevent the Turks from being able to do this from countries that have ports in the black sea.
Being close to Turkish territory they got control of the straights via the convention but only on the agreement that they would not use it to hold the countries of the Black Sea to Ransom. The Ukraine is a new country that didn't exist when the convention was signed so they can't have signed it and it is their only access to the world via shipping. Blocking their access to world trade could be considered an act of war. Blocking Russian access to the Med would be considered the same if no reason and no time lines for change were given.
The Straights are territorial waters of Turkey you biased, revisionist.
Sailing from international waters to international waters is a legitimate thing that the US herself has tried to exploit. In this case Russia would be just exercising her right to access international waters from home waters.
Russia has no say if they pull out on what they can send through the straights at that point Turkey can tell them to go to hell and Russia cannot do jack shit.
The convention is what gives Turkey say about traffic through the area, by withdrawing from the agreement Turkey loses its authority.
The Straights AREN'T INTERNATIONAL WATERS and freedom of transit don't apply to them. You don't know what you are talking about at all.
They are transit from international waters to international waters.
Btw yes any foreign ship that violates sovereign waters can be destroyed.
Of course they can but when the ship you want to sink is carrying classified information and possibly nuclear weapons do you want to risk it? Especially if they can defend themselves unlike say an Su-24 that is not carrying any air to air missiles...
You would give them a warning sure, but any ship or plane that enters your airspace or territorial waters can be destroyed legally.
Yeah, like the AEGIS class cruiser in Iranian territory that shot down an Iranian Airbus and murdered hundreds of people "defending itself".
Sounds like even when you are in enemy territory you can defend yourself and get a medal for it too.
The Su 24 shot down was Russian. The F-16 that shot it down was Turkish.
Yes, they surprise ambushed an aircraft that they claim entered their airspace for about 8 seconds.
Lol Thr f-16's don't need to enter Syrian Airspace they have munitions that can hit anywhere they want inside of Syria from their own airspace, that part of your argument is invalid.
Previously Turkish and Israeli aircraft entered Syrian airspace with impunity... not so much these days.