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Turkey continues S-400 Russian missile deployment

In a statement released by Turkish ministry, it’s been said that the delivery of S-400 Long Range Air and Missile Defense Systems are being resumed.
13.07.2019 - 13:10

Following protracted efforts to purchase an air defense system from the US with no success, Ankara signed a contract in 2017 to purchase the Russian S-400s.


US officials urged Turkey to buy US Patriot missiles, arguing the Russian system would be incompatible with NATO systems and expose the F-35s to possible Russian subterfuge.

Turkey, however, emphasized the S-400 would not be integrated into NATO systems and would not pose a threat to the alliance.

Turkey has urged the formation of a commission to clarify any technical issues, but the US has failed to respond to this proposal.

Turkey continues S-400 Russian missile deployment WATCH

The US has threatened sanctions over the purchase, with Turkey responding that any sanctions would be met in kind.