Photo: RIA Novosti/Alexey Filippov
Turkey may withdraw from NATO because of the situation with anti-aircraft missile complexes (AAMS) s-400, which is a huge victory for the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, writes the German magazine Focus Online.
According to the expert Thomas Jaeger, Washington will be forced to impose sanctions against Turkey for its deal with Moscow. Ankara, in turn, can respond to output from military-political bloc, he said.
“For the Alliance it would be a huge geo-strategic loss,” says Jaeger.
The Professor explains that the outcome of this conflict will depend on whom President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will see a guarantee for their political future. However, even in the case of Ankara’s rejection of radical solutions, “a wedge in the NATO driven”, he said.
Due to the deal with Turkey, Russia’s reputation in the world will continue to rapidly gain weight, the Russian military will have access to classified information, says Jaeger.
The delivery of s-400 to Turkey began on July 12. Media reported that the U.S. has already decided on a set of restrictive measures against Ankara. They can enter at the end of next week, July 19.
The American side has repeatedly urged the Turkish government to renounce the agreement with Russia, which was achieved in September 2017. Washington fears for the fate of their F-35 fighter, in particular the fact that they become visible to the Russian systems.
Video, photo All from Russia.