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Thread: Turkey to buy S-400 from Russia

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    Turkey to buy S-400 from Russia

    Turkey has signed a controversial deal with Russia to arm its forces with Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missiles.

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a deposit had already been paid. The deal is thought to be worth $2.5bn (1.9bn).

    Turkey has the second-largest army in Nato. The alliance reacted sceptically to the decision, saying the system was not compatible with its equipment.

    Turkey has been establishing closer links with Russia after its recent souring of ties with the US and Europe.

    Mr Erdogan's government objects to US military support for the YPG Syrian Kurdish rebels, who are linked to rebel Kurds in Turkey.

    Russia says the S-400 system has a range of 400km (248 miles) and can shoot down up to 80 targets simultaneously, aiming two missiles at each one.

    Russia deployed the S-400 at its air force base near Latakia in Syria in December 2015, after Turkish jets had shot down a Russian Su-24 warplane on the Syria-Turkey border.

    That incident caused a diplomatic rift between Russia and Turkey, but President Erdogan later patched up his quarrel with President Vladimir Putin.
    More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-europe-41237812

    This is at a time when Germany is cutting off all arms exports to Turkey, from same article:

    Germany's Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, said Berlin would put all arms exports to Turkey on hold due to the deteriorating relationship between the two nations.

    Mr Gabriel's counterpart in Ankara, Mevlut Cavusoglu, said the comments were inappropriate for a foreign minister.

    Relations between the two countries have deteriorated since Turkey arrested a Turkish-German journalist in February as part of a crackdown on political opponents in the country.
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    Remind me again, why is Turkey still in NATO????
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Remind me again, why is Turkey still in NATO????
    US needs their air base. I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Remind me again, why is Turkey still in NATO????
    Their location.
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    So Russian can now get shot at by one of their own missiles this time?
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    I honestly think the Turks may try to start up another round of genocide against the Kurds. At least those within their own borders.

    But, it just seems to me, that they are pushing for an excuse.

    Who knows, the Persians and Arabs may join them.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rorschach View Post
    I honestly think the Turks may try to start up another round of genocide against the Kurds. At least those within their own borders.

    But, it just seems to me, that they are pushing for an excuse.

    Who knows, the Persians and Arabs may join them.......
    If US stops supporting them (Kurds), I am sure that could happen.

    Russia is already preparing, I think. In Kremlin-controlled media, I am already seeing stories, mostly propaganda, I believe, to turn the public against them, accusing them of ethnically cleansing Arabs from areas they have captured in Syria, etc. Making them out as American lap dogs...

    I guess they now forget how Soviet Union once helped those folks. My own grandfather was involved in that, training Kurdish fighters, mainly against Turkey...

    But, now, Turkey is friend to Russia, it turns out lol

    After centuries of nothing but bloody wars against them, for Caucasus, Crimea, and the Balkans...

    Putin is either a fool, or thinks he can stab Erdogan in the back before the latter stabs him. Stalin already played that game, with Hitler. Millions died...
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    Putin is playing a long game here, nobody really knows what his ultimate goal is but I believe he has a plan for something.

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