Turkey Signs Deal To Buy Russian S-400 Missiles

Turkey Signs Deal To Buy Russian S-400 Missiles

Turkey Signs Deal To Buy Russian S-400 Missiles

The Pentagon has already expressed its dissatisfaction with the arms deal.

The total worth of the S-400 missile system supply deal between Russian Federation and Turkey is more than 2 billion dollars, Komersant newspaper reported citing an anonymous source in the military.

This transfer, amount in which is still unknown, is Turkey's first Russian high-tech military equipment purchase, a non-NATO supplier, prompting fears of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member nations.

President Vladimir Putin's military advisor, Vladimir Kozhin confirmed the conclusion of the deal, TASS reports. "We are taking and will take all our measures on the security front", Erdogan said.

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The compatibility between different armed forces of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is "essential" to ensure " direction of our operations and missions", said Frances Presse a responsible of Alliance when asked about statements of Erdogan. "For this reason, we perfectly understand reactions of several western countries which try to exert pressure on Turkey", he added.

This agreement is a sign of rapprochement between Ankara and Moscow, since in August, 2017, both presidents signed a reconciliation agreement that put an end to the crisis opened after being a Russian military aircraft shot down by Turkish air forces in 2015. Ankara considers YPG as linked to the Kurdish PKK group.

Before nuances of Merkel, minister of foreign affairs Turkish, Omer Celik, stated that Germany's decision "will undermine struggle of Turkey against terrorism, and weakening struggle of Turkish would make future of Europe more vulnerable".

Amid the deterioration of relations between Germany and Turkey, Berlin made a decision to suspend arms exports to the country.

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