Russian air defense to arrive in Turkey

July 1, 2019 09:50
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogen said that the first delivery of the S-400 air defense system will arrive in Turkey in 10 days, according to Reuters. 

Turkey, the US and NATO allies have been at odds over the purchasing of the Russian defense system. The threat of sanctions has been lifted, after Trump told the Turkish president that the US wouldn't impose any.Erdogen said the two countries, the US and Turkey, decided to delegate officials to watch the issue. Recently, the US has offered to supply Turkey with Raytheon Co Patriot missiles, in hopes of swaying Turkey away from the S-400. 

The US says the new defense system can compromise its Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets, which Ankara is a buyer and producer.

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