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
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.Russian S-400 defense system delivered in Ankara on Friday
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.
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.
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