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Turkey intends to place the first battery Russian anti-aircraft missile complexes (AAMS) s-400 on the border with Syria. This writes the Milli Gazete.
As noted, the authorities have carried out a detailed study of the terrain and the situation, and then decided to place the system in the district of Birecik near Sanliurfa. The publication indicates that this place is almost the middle of the 911-kilometer border of Turkey with Syria. South of Birecik is a Syrian province of Aleppo.
A second battery, presumably, will be placed in the region of Mersin on the Southeast coast or in the district of Hatay in the South, which also borders with Aleppo.
On 10 July the Turkish research Institute of Russia on his page on Twitter said that Turkey had taken the first part of the s-400. According to him, Russian specialists brought their aircraft to Ankara and Malatya.
On the same day Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara “without hesitation” use the s-400, if she has to defend. On 8 July he said that the Russian side started the download and preparation of s-400 to send.
On June 28, the US Senate banned the selling of Turkey’s fifth generation fighter F-35. In the United States and other NATO countries fear that if Ankara will appear on the arms and C-400 and F-35, the Russian radar systems will learn to calculate and track the American fighters.
A contract to supply Ankara with the four battalions of s-400 was achieved in September 2017. The contract is worth $ 2.5 billion, half of this amount will cover the Russian loan. Also buyers of the s-400 “Triumph” are China and India.
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