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Turkey signs deal to buy S-400 from Russia

02 January 2018

NATO member Turkey has signed a loan agreement with Russia that will enable Moscow to deliver S-400 surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems to Ankara, marking the finalisation of a deal that the two countries have been working on for more than a year.

Announcing the deal on 29 December the Turkish Defence Industries Undersecretariat (SSM) stated that the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) will fully control the systems (rather than Russian advisers) and that it will be used as an independent system, underlining that it would not operate in conjunction with NATO radar systems.

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