Infographics: Turkey to finalize S-400 defense deal with Russia

Published On: January 3, 2018 12:05 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that his government is close to finalizing a deal to obtain Russia’s S-400 missile defense system – a source of worry for Turkey’s NATO allies.

Turkey’s contract is for a single S-400 system, due to be delivered in 2019, with an option to buy a second. Russia will offer Ankara partial financing for its purchase, according to
the Interfax news agency.

Turkey has been negotiating with Russia to buy the system for more than a year. Washington and some of its NATO allies see the decision as a snub because the weapons cannot be integrated into the alliance’s defenses

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