Turkey defies US as Russian defense system arrives

Turkey defies US as Russian defense system arrives

Turkey’s Defense Ministry has said the first shipment of a Russian missile defense system has arrived in the country. The ministry said the first delivery of the S-400 air defense systems arrived on Friday. This comes in spite of the US warning Turkey it will face economic sanctions if it goes ahead with the purchase.

James T Kirk
James T Kirk 8 months

How about Turkey be booted out of NATO?

The Civic Nationalist
The Civic Nationalist 8 months

Okay, our strategic partnership with Turkey needs to end. AttaTurk created Turkish nationalism to counter Ottoman Islamism, facing riots for the simple act of placing pickahaulbe spikes on army Stalhems, as a symbolic way of making clear that the army wouldn't be a 5x daily prayer religious force, but a representation of secular government. He charged the military with protecting secular governance, which is why they've had to oust democratically elected Islamist governments multiple times over the century after Turkey's formstion, oddly enough being an example where such behavior is a force for stability. Turkish nationalism has some pretty unsavory aspects to it, such as constant low level warfare with the Kurds and a refusal to acknowledge the Armenian genocide, but as of recent years following the failed attempt at ousting Edrogan, islamism and nationalism have merged in Turkey, and Erdogan has betrayed NATO by providing aid to ISIS as a way of screwing the Kurds, limited NATO support to the Kurds, and has used its efforts to attack the Kurds in Syria and occupy Iraqi Kurdistan, along with using waves of migrants as a threat to extort money from the EU to slow their progress. Edrogan is a repressive dictator in keeping with Putin, and his purchasing of these AAA systems is a major hazard to our 5th gen fighter's stealth capabilities, bc putting both technologies in the same area, especially if Russians arrive to train Turks in the use of the weapons. At this point, we're past the betrayal in '03 of revoking permission to use NATO airfields to invade Iraq, and we're at the point where there is no excuse for them to remain in NATO given their recent behavior.

Blaeingr 8 months

Uhm, ok... so Turkey bought a weapons system that is not compatible with any of their current hardware. Barring a full scale change over Turkey has proven what geniuses they are🥴

M!NDS3T 8 months

They are an independent nation? Why are we dictating there defense?

Donyboom 8 months

Going cheap. Straight from Ukraine. Only fired once. You like huh?

IIZard 8 months

silly silly mosloms

Mitchell 8 months

Stop the escalation... How can everyone not see that this endless conflict is getting us nowhere? Why can't we learn and understand...

Naidu VGA
Naidu VGA 8 months

Time to make amends in the heart of the mid-east. wake the joos n sauds up. their holy lands crapology, should get a retirement package.

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 8 months

Turkey can do whatever they want

DunkaccinoVEVO 8 months

What are they doing?

Brandon Mount
Brandon Mount 8 months

Aw shit here we go again

OrangeMütze 8 months

The only reason why the US is made is that Turkey bought weapons from Russia instead of the US. Did anyone besides me look into the S-400? The same design Bureau that made the S-400 is working with S. Korea to develop a simplified version of it and S. Korea is a strategic ally of the US but, you don’t hear the complaints about that.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 8 months

It looks like Russia is going to get the largest most modern military air force facility built by US tax dollars as a gift.

Capitalist Putin
Capitalist Putin 8 months

hold up, i thought Turkey and Russia hated each other?

Jack Jewell
Jack Jewell 8 months

If they want to buy a certain weapon system they should be allowed to. I mean they bought F35's. Nothing wrong with it, stop being salty America.

Ethan 8 months

Deus Vault!

Jason 8 months

Democracy can not function without a free market economy. lol

Michael Hedderson
Michael Hedderson 8 months

I don't see Turkey ever joining the EU, they came as close as they were gonna get in Erdogan's 1st (and very talented) administration. But it's all gone to shit there now, plus half of Europe would actively revolt if it ever looked like Turkey might be granted membership even if they returned to more democratic ways. Times have changed.

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