Turkey is likely to deploy the first of the two Russian-made S-400 batteries in Ankara while another of those batteries will be installed at a “strategically important location” in the eastern and south-eastern region of Turkey, sources have revealed.
“Places where S-400 will be deployed have been determined,” Ömer Çelik, ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) spokesperson Ömer Çelik was quoted as saying by Daily Sabah last week. Celik did not divulge any other details.
“Ankara will begin receiving Russian S-400 Triumf missile defense systems in about ten days,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced during his visit to Japan for the G20 Osaka summit.
He also said Turkey will resolve all friction caused between Washington and Ankara over the S-400 purchase and is awaiting the delivery of American F-35 stealth fighters, even as the US halted the training of Turkish pilots of F-35 aircraft.
In addition, the US threatened economic and other military sanctions as Ankara insisted on its S-400 deal with Russia. But, according to the Turkish president, the US will not impose sanctions against the country.
The relationship between the two countries soured further with Russia’s proposal of manufacturing components of the S-400 systems jointly with Turkey.
Recent reports suggested that Turkey was considering alternatives such as the Russian Su-57, Chinese J-31 or even accelerating the development of its own fighter jet, after the US-Turkey F-35 Jet deal seemed to be heading towards a possible collapse.
Ankara will begin receiving Russian S-400 Triumf missile defense systems in ten days, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly said on Monday. “We will get the Russian systems in ten days
Turkey is expected to receive S-400 Triumf missile defense systems by this year end, TASS reports quoting an official as saying. "We plan to fulfill our commitments on delivering equipment and training specialists by the end of this year," the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said on Wednesday
Washingtons behaviour in regarding the S-400 deal is an attack on the strategic autonomy of New Delhi and Ankara, and US attempts to foist its interests on sovereign countries would prove counterproductive, experts from India and Pakistan said Monday. “My view is that Turkey and India will very jealously protect autonomy in their strategic decision making
Turkey has received the first batch of Russian S-400 air defense system components on Friday, the Turkish ministry of defense has announced. “Turkey received the first batch of S-400 air defence systems components
Turkey may be considering placing the S-400 air defence systems in Qatar or Azerbaijan as a way out of its impasse with Washington. “The authorities are still examining options about where the S-400s will be placed, with discussions previously held about deploying them in Qatar or Azerbaijan to avoid exacerbating Turkish-US tensions over the purchase,” spokesman for the Turkish president was quoted as saying by
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