Turkey ‘to sign new missile defence system contract’ with Russia, in fresh blow to US ties

November 26, 2019

The Telegraph:

Turkey is to sign a new contract for S-400 missile-defense systems with Russia, according to Moscow, which would risk further souring ties with the US and could trigger threatened sanctions.

Ankara received the first batch of Russia’s surface-to-air missile systems systems in July, prompting the US to kick Turkey off itsĀ F-35 fighter jet programme.

The Trump administration warned Ankara it could face sanctions, but said Ankara could be spared if it does not activate the S-400 system.

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