Turkey allegedly examined its Russian-made air defense program on Wednesday despite being advocated by its NATO allies from the movement.
Footage shared on social media which was filmed from the northern coastal city revealed a white vapor trail climbing into the blue skies.
The Turkish buy of this S-400 anti-aircraft system — delivered by Russia annually at a reported price of $2.1 billion — generated a standoff with the United States, which states the gear could never be incorporated into NATO’s air and missile defense capacities.
Amateur movie of the vapor trails over the northern city of Sinop was initially shared by Turkish Minute, an opposition news outlet.
A similar report was afterward transported by A Haber, a broadcaster near the Turkish authorities.
Turkish army and defense officials refused to comment about the accounts, even though a test was anticipated following aircraft and ships were cautioned to steer clear of the region from the Black Sea.
US officials have suspended Turkey out of the F-35 fighter jet program and formerly stated that Turkey risked sanctions in case it triggered the missile system.