Turkey clears way to test Russian S-400 defense system this week

October 15, 2020



Turkey has issued notices restricting air space and waters off its Black Sea coast, to allow firing tests, apparently on Friday, involving its Russian-made S-400 missile defense units, a week after they were transported to the area.

While Turkey already tested the surface-to-air weapons last year, further exercises could stoke tensions with NATO ally the United States, which sharply opposed the purchase from Moscow on grounds that the S-400s compromise NATO defense systems…


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