Turkey snubs NATO allies and buys missile systems from Russia


ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey aims to finalize a deal to purchase S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia in the coming week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

Turkey has been negotiating with Russia to buy the system for more than a year. Washington and some of its NATO allies see the decision as a snub because the weapons cannot be integrated into the alliance’s defenses.

Image: Russian S-400

A Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system