Turkey “Turns Away” From NATO, Buys Russian Advanced Missile System For $2.5 Billion

Turkey “Turns Away” From NATO, Buys Russian Advanced Missile System For $2.5 Billion:

In a move that has been defined as “signalling a turn away from the NATO military alliance that has anchored Turkey to the West for more than six decades” Turkey agreed to pay $2.5 billion to acquire Russia’s most advanced missile defense system. The proposed deal which was first reported here back in November 2016, has been finalized and the preliminary agreement sees Turkey receiving two S-400 missile batteries from Russia within the next year.

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