Turkey vowed on Friday to retaliate against the United States should it impose sanctions over its purchase of the S-400 missile defense system from Russian Federation. However, President Erdogan's administration pledged to respond to any aggression with action of their own.
Cavusoglu stressed that if the US takes negative steps towards Turkey, Ankara would have counter measures.
The Russian reports did not say how long the cease-fire would last.
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Speaking at a meeting of his AK Party members, Erdogan said: "We will call to account in every platform Turkey being excluded from the F-35 programme for reasons without rationale or legitimacy".
U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan welcomes Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., February 22, 2019.
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China and Turkey should give each other firm support on issues that touch their respective core interests and major concerns, and step up the anti-terrorism cooperation, Xi said.
The ministry said Turkey gave Russian Federation the coordinates for the militant's location for the strike.
"I hope these systems will be delivered to our country next month", Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday during a speech in Ankara.
The expensive USA systems bring along with them the burdens of American imposed tactical limitations. "So while the system is a bestseller for the Kremlin, it is a nightmare for NATO", German journalist Gernot Kramper notes in his article for the Stern magazine.
The United States has threatened to impose sanctions on Ankara under its Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), the possibility of which has spooked investors and caused a selloff in the lira this year.
Washington are also offering the carrot as well as the stick as they desperately seek to get Turkey on board.
It also ties into the overall power struggle in the region as both Russian Federation and the USA scramble to get nations on side. In Syria, the bombardment of rebel-controlled territory has at times waxed and waned as Turkey and the United States have tried to resolve differences that have pushed their partnership to the brink. The U.S. and Turkey's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies have consistently argued that the system is incompatible with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation weapons systems. On the other hand, the Russian-made batteries are capable of downing both Russian and USA jets.