Turkey–USA–Russia – level 2
Turkey was negotiating with the USA to buy an air defence system. However, the negotiations took a long time, and they were not successful in the end.
In April 2017, Turkey agreed to buy a different air defence system from Russia. Twenty Turkish soldiers who will operate the system went to Russia to be trained in May and June, and 80 more soldiers will go to Russia for training in July and August.
Before the deal, the USA warned Turkey that it could put sanctions on the country if it bought the system from Russia. The USA said that it would kick Turkey out of the F-35 fighter jet programme. The USA believes that the Russian system does not work with the NATO system and that it could be a danger to the F-35 jets.
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
What do you think about this news?
LEARN 3000 WORDS with NEWS IN LEVELS
News in Levels is designed to teach you 3000 words in English. Please follow the instructions
How to improve your English with News in Levels:
- Do the test at Test Languages.
- Go to your level. Go to Level 1 if you know 1-1000 words. Go to Level 2 if you know 1000-2000 words. Go to Level 3 if you know 2000-3000 words.
- Read two news articles every day.
- Read the news articles from the day before and check if you remember all new words.
- Listen to the news from today and read the text at the same time.
- Listen to the news from today without reading the text.
- Answer the questions under today’s news and write them in the comments.
- Chat in our Facebook Group for 2 minutes. You can write about today’s news.