The Greek press writes about, what by saturday 17 October Turkey completes the main phase of testing the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system. Ekathimerini Edition (Greece) He writes, that SAM, acquired by the Turks from Russia, tested for the possibility of detecting aircraft and other air targets for four days.
A few days ago, Voennoye Obozreniye reported, that the Turkish armed forces transferred the S-400 air defense system to the Black Sea coast - to conduct exercises in the Sinop area. Then in Greece fears were expressed, that with such a deployment, Turkey could try to carry out exercises to detect aircraft of the Greek Air Force in the air (over the Mediterranean). However, from the exercise area to Greek airspace, more 900 km. Theoretically, such a distance for detecting air targets for the S-400 air defense systems is unattainable..
At the same time, the Greek media noted, that the exercises could also be conducted to monitor the air situation precisely over the Black Sea, including over the airspace in the Crimea region. The following nuance is added: as soon as Turkey began its exercises with the S-400 in the north of the country and as soon as it showed significant activity in relation to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Russian Aerospace Forces launched a series of attacks on militants in Syrian Idlib, destroying several fortified areas and infrastructure facilities of gangs, actually controlled by the Turkish special services.
It is assumed, that this was Moscow's asymmetric response, have demonstrated, what are the "red lines", which Erdogan better not stand up for.
Publication of a video with the passage of S-400 air defense systems in a Turkish settlement from 7 October: