Turkey has signed an agreement with Russian Federation for the purchase of S-400 long-range surface-to-air missiles, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced. What were we supposed to do, wait for you? "We are taking and will take all our measures on the security front".
The Turkish president says Ankara will continue to take its own security measures after the acquisition of the S-400 surface-to-air missile defence systems from Russian Federation. What is important for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is that our different systems are working together, that we have what we call interoperability. Now this country [Turkey] has come to a point where it can produce its own unmanned armed air vehicles.
Western governments have expressed concern over the deal as it can not be integrated into the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation system. Last year Ankara announced that it was in talks with Russian Federation over a potential purchase of the S-400. In 2013, Ankara surprised other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members by announcing that it was going to purchase the FD-2000 system from China, sparking criticism from Washington.
His arrest has further hiked alarm over press freedom in Turkey under Erdogan, with foreign reporters also caught up in a massive crackdown following a failed coup in July 2016.
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L'attaccante neroverde ha riportato una botta alla caviglia che lo terrà fermo per qualche giorno. Contro l'Atalanta il giocatore azzurro ha subito un'entrata pericolosa e ha un problema al piede.
The purchase of the missile systems from a non-NATO supplier is raising concerns in the West over their technical compatibility with the alliance's equipment. Turkey has been seeking to acquire and deploy a new long-range air defense system for some time.
US military support for the Kurdish YPG paramilitary group fighting in Syria, which is closely linked to Kurdish insurgents fighting the Turkish government, has specifically angered Turkey. As the dispute unfolded, the USA in 2015 withdrew its Patriot missiles from Turkey's border with Syria after a two-year deployment.
It has a 400 kilometre-range and can work with four different types of missiles with different starting weight and launch ranges.