Friday, July 12, 2019

S-400 Arrives in Turkey. What's next?

I'd covered earlier this week that the S-400 was on it's way from Russia to Turkey.

S-400's set to arrive in Turkey. US Set to Trigger Sanctions. Turkey’s Central Banker Fired

The latest reports are regarding it's arrival

The Hill

A shipment of a Russian-made missile system arrived in Ankara, Turkey, on Friday, which could cause tensions with the U.S. after the Defense Department said that sanctions could be issued if they accepted the weapons shipment.
The S-400 air defense missile shipment arrived at the Murted Air Base CNN reported, citing the Turkish Defense Ministry.
The decision to purchase the missile fortified ties between the Turkish and Russian governments.
 Russian S-400 defense system delivered in Ankara on Friday

The first batch of Russian S-400 air defense system was delivered in Turkish capital city of Ankara on Friday, the Turkish Defense Ministry said.
Within the purchase contract signed between Turkey and Russia, the first shipment of S-400 started arriving at Murted Air Base, formerly called the Akinci Air Base, located in northeastern suburb of Ankara, the ministry said in a written statement.
Turkey's cooperation with Russia on this missile system has been strongly criticized by Turkey's NATO allay, the United States. In April, the Pentagon claimed that Turkey's adoption of Russian missile could cause security risk on F-35 jets and NATO defense system, and threatened to suspend the sale of F-35 jets to Turkey unless it scraps the S-400 deal.
However, Turkey has refused to bow to U.S. pressure, insisting that choosing which equipment to purchase is a matter of national sovereignty and does not target any third country.

Hoping to have more on this later...

1 comment:

  1. "...The first shipment of S-400 started arriving at Murted Air Base, formerly called the Akinci Air Base, located in northeastern suburb of Ankara..."


    Hmmmmm…. Looks like Erdogan wants to protect the capital, Ankara from the other US/NATO-occupied Military bases like Incirlik. Smart move.

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