Turkey: S-400 purchase 'not a preference but a necessity'

Posted on AllSides July 13th, 2019
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Turkey's purchase of the Russian S-400 missile system was "not a choice but a necessity" because it is under serious threat, its defence minister told the United States.

The comments came after a second shipment of equipment needed to make the S-400s operational was delivered to Turkey on Saturday.

The US has strongly urged Turkey to pull back from the deal - the first such move between a NATO member and Russia - warning Ankara it will face economic sanctions, reportedly costing more than $2bn.

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