Erdogan defends missile deal with Russian Federation

14 September 2017, 12:40 | Isaac Mcdaniel

Russia, Turkey Sign S-400 Deal despite Criticism and Suspicion

Turkish-relations have turned frosty owing to a series of flashpoints- not least the fallout from last year's failed coup but also President Erdogan's urging of Turks in Germany to vote against Angela Merkel's ruling conservatives and other

"They have gone insane because we made a deal for S-400s". It is believed that a measure of transfer-of-technology will be involved, though to what extent is not known, though Bloomberg reported that two of the S-400 systems would be "produced" in Turkey. "Wait for you? We are taking our security measures and will continue to do so", Erdogan said during a meeting with mayors from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara.

Citing Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan, TASS and Hurriyet report that a deposit in the $2,5bn deal has already been paid.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday indicated that Turkey went ahead with the purchase of Russia's S-400 missile system because it was exhausted of waiting for another supplier.

Turkish officials have previously said that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries have not provided financially accessible military hardware, including an alternative to the Russian-made system. "This is a missile defense system that is going to be hosted by the Turkish air force, and the Turkish air force has no experience of anti-missile systems, therefore it is going to come with a significant number of Russian advisers, trainers, and operators and so on".

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Turkey has been developing stronger ties with Russian Federation and souring on its relationship with the United States, which has supported the YPG Syrian Kurdish rebels during the Syrian civil war, the BBC News reported.

In July, Bloomberg reported that Ankara and Moscow agreed to a $2.5 billion US contract for four S-400 systems.

"Turkey's relations with the European Union will be reformed rapidly as of the first quarter of 2018".

Erdogan's remarks follow a statement from the US State Department on Tuesday which voiced concerns over Ankara's purchase of the Russian missile system. He was referencing the USA decision to arm the Kurdish YPG for the fight against ISIS in Syria, despite fierce protest by Turkey.



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