Russian S-400 installation to begin in Oct. 2019, Turkish minister says

The Moscow Times cites Turkish state media in reporting Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Ankara will begin installing Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems in Turkey in October 2019. Akar also said Turkey is moving ahead with its purchase of Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets from the U.S., even though Washington has threatened to halt the sale and impose sanctions on Ankara if it indeed procures Russian S-400s.


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