Turkey–USA–Russia – level 3
The Turkish Defence Ministry reported parts of a Russian long-range air defence missile system arriving in Turkey on Friday 12th.
Turkey agreed to the purchase in April 2017 after long and unsuccessful negotiations between Turkey and the USA to purchase a different air defence system. The new Russian system uses an advanced radar to detect targets. Russian state media said that 20 Turkish servicemen who will operate the systems received training in May and June and 80 more will go to Russia for training in July and August.
Before the deal, the USA warned Turkey that it could impose sanctions on the country and that it would kick out Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet programme. The USA believes that the Russian defence systems are not compatible with NATO’s system and could damage its F-35 jets.
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