First shipment of Russian S-400s arrives in Turkey

The Turkish defense ministry said on Friday that the first shipment of the Russian S-400 air defense system has reached an air base near the capital, Ankara, making Turkey the first NATO member to acquire an advanced Russian weapon. Washington has repeatedly urged Turkey to cancel this purchase on pain of sanctions and exclusion from the US F-35 stealth fighter program.

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18 thoughts on “First shipment of Russian S-400s arrives in Turkey

  • Jul 12, 2019 @ 12:16 at 12:16
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    Who is the cook for Erogan?
    There should be no cannabis oil in salads and hummus!

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  • Jul 12, 2019 @ 12:53 at 12:53
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    Well done Turkey, go ahead!

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  • Jul 12, 2019 @ 14:17 at 14:17
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    These are stock of S-200 fully functional and with absolutely no rust or dust, installed on new trucks, and with new software interface in Turkish.

    President Putin said it is not now the moment to teach Russian to our Bosphorus friends, only that at a later time should be imposed as second language starting with 4-th grade.

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  • Jul 12, 2019 @ 15:46 at 15:46
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    This is an incredible security breach! F-35 and F-22 should never be given or sold or even flown over Turkey! And NATO maneuvers held in Turkey should NEVER bring stealth aircraft to Turkey for same! May as well kick Turkey out of NATO! Let Greece take over rôle. Putin and GRU Victory via Turks.

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    • Jul 12, 2019 @ 15:48 at 15:48
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      Proper American response? Arm the Kurds!

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      • Jul 13, 2019 @ 9:10 at 9:10
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        US ia already arming the Kurds. But we the Turks disarming them in the field by the way they understand

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    • Jul 13, 2019 @ 11:07 at 11:07
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      Romania and Bulgaria remain in the Black Sea area.

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    • Jul 13, 2019 @ 19:27 at 19:27
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      We don’t want to keep your farther you couldn’t sell your goods I’m laughing at you I’m laughing at Israel right now

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  • Jul 12, 2019 @ 17:50 at 17:50
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    Interesting decision for turkey to choose s-400 instead of F-35. But why? Those planes really that bad?

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  • Jul 12, 2019 @ 18:07 at 18:07
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    This article is very informative and up to the point thanks a lot
    Can America Afraid due to Russia Interference in Iran. Russia steady gives support to Iran against United State pressure. America wants from Iran to withdraw your plan to generate uranium for making nuclear weapons. But Iran has not been able to increase uranium production

    Can America Afraid due to Russia Interference in Iran.

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  • Jul 12, 2019 @ 18:49 at 18:49
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    Turkey asked US to sell its Patriots – US refused. In 2016 US tried illegally to oust Erdogan from power, yet another illegal intervention – Erdogan has understood.

    NATO will any way disintegrate within the next decade. US military lost the edge to Russia, soon to China to come. No one needs a Daddy who an not protect from potential threats.
    Israel be ware.

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  • Jul 12, 2019 @ 20:18 at 20:18
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    Screw Turkey. They shafted the USC in the Gulf Wars and have been bad partners ever since Erdogan cleansed the armed forces of secular influence. He’s been cozying up to Iran and Shia Iraq (and now Russia) to jointly deny the Kurds a place in the sun. Time to arm the Kurds to the teeth and back their legitimate drive for an independent Kurdistan with a voting seat at the UN.

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    • Jul 13, 2019 @ 19:36 at 19:36
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      turkiyede unable to sell arms to Israel, the US and Israel’m laughing.

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  • Jul 13, 2019 @ 1:25 at 1:25
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    Just wonder,….to sweeten the deal & get the F35 will Turkey let the Americans check out the S-400S ?

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  • Jul 13, 2019 @ 1:45 at 1:45
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    Everybody stack to understand new world! America has no power to influence as it was before and the worst is that they are not able to play in chest anymore. Last 10 years I have not seen any US order that has been taken serious by Ankara. Turkey still do business with Iran on so-many aspects. Turks shares more things with Persians than Americans, and Western Countries thinks to run Turkey somehow… All the West cannot even decide how to protect Kurds against Turkey while Kurds sacrifices for them almost everyday. Germany would prefer another certain jenoside against Kurds by Turks instead of loosing its market in Turkey, Germans have showed their positions very clear if you look Turkish history since 1923… Today I really do not think that Western Allies are any worth in today’s MidleEast realpolitik.

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  • Jul 13, 2019 @ 11:04 at 11:04
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    It’s ok. If Turkey is no longer confident in NATO, Romania and Bulgaria remain in the Black Sea area.

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  • Jul 13, 2019 @ 12:35 at 12:35
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    Will Turkey share the S-400s with its pal Iran, to protect against an Israeli attack on its nuclear sites?

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