For 3rd day, Russia Delivers S-400 System Parts to Turkey

Military vehicles and equipment, parts of the S-400 air defense systems, are seen on the tarmac, after they were unloaded from a Russian transport aircraft, at Murted military airport in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, July 12, 2019. (Turkish Defence Ministry via AP, Pool)

ISTANBUL (AP) — For the third straight day, Russia has delivered components of its S-400 air defense system to Turkey.

Turkey’s Defense Ministry tweeted Sunday about the landing of a fifth and sixth Russian cargo planes at Murted Air Base, near the capital, Ankara. It said two more planes were expected within hours.

The deliveries for the Russian-made defense system, which is driving a rift between Turkey and the United States, began Friday.

The United States has repeatedly warned it will impose economic sanctions and kick Turkey out of the F-35 stealth fighter jet program if Ankara does not drop its S-400 purchase.

Turkey, a fellow NATO nation, has refused to bow to U.S. pressure, saying its defense purchase is a matter of national sovereignty.

Military vehicles and equipment, parts of the S-400 air defense systems, are unloaded from a Russian transport aircraft, at Murted military airport in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, July 12, 2019. The first shipment of a Russian missile defense system has arrived in Turkey, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Friday, moving the country closer to possible U.S. sanctions and a new standoff with Washington. The U.S. has strongly urged NATO member Turkey to pull back from the deal, warning the country that it will face economic sanctions. (Turkish Defence Ministry via AP, Pool)
Military vehicles and equipment, parts of the S-400 air defense systems, are unloaded from a Russian transport aircraft, at Murted military airport in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, July 12, 2019. The first shipment of a Russian missile defense system has arrived in Turkey, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Friday, moving the country closer to possible U.S. sanctions and a new standoff with Washington. The U.S. has strongly urged NATO member Turkey to pull back from the deal, warning the country that it will face economic sanctions. (Turkish Defence Ministry via AP, Pool)

5 Comments

  1. Yeah HALC, and the rest of the alphabet soup of terrible Greek American Organizations fail again. So Turkey wont get F35’s either will greece it can’t afford one plane let alone the over 100 Turkey would get…Next Turkey will get Russian top of the line Fighters, not maybe F35 quality, but better than what greece will get? Which is nothing.

  2. Where is the Greatest Hellene in History,.Foreign Relations committee member Robert Menendez, who thanks to the new Minister of the Despora of Greece, and fake news publisher Anotonios Diamantaris, WHO ENDORSED AHEPA MASON MENENDEZ ELECTION AND LEGITIMIZING PUBLIC CORRUPTION IN AMERICA TO HOLD OFFICE?

    Why can’t AHEPA PAY TO PLAY Menendez, do what he does for the Pro Israeli lobbies who make him the most compensated POLITICIAN IN THE WORLD

    Why can’t he GET Greece 5 billion dollars a year, like Israel, to buy the most advanced weapons in America.like the F-35’s but also the Patriot anti missile defense systems.which may not be in the same league as the S-400, but good enough THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TURKEY BUY THEM IF THEY JUST DIDN’T BUY THOSE S 400.,WHICH MAKE TOAST OF THE F-35’S STEALTHY SYSTEM!

    WHY SHOULDN’T GREECE BUY THE S-400 FROM RUSSIA.WHICH CAN STOP THE F-35’S already loaded for SHIPMENT TO Turkey, INSTEAD , MENENDEZ CONTINUES TO USES FRAUDULENT GREEK SECRET SOCIETIES TO POLLUTE THE WATERS OF CRETE WITH EXXON MOBIL OIL RIGS, AND NOW HAVE MISTOSTAKIS JOIN HIM IN COMMITTING ECONOMIC WARFARE and GENOCIDE OF THE PEOPLE OF VENEZUELA. BY THE U.S AND EU..WHICH BREAKS ALL INTERNATIONAL LAWS, AND MAKES ALL GREEKS WAR CRIMINALS, BECAUSE THE PEOPLE OF VENEZUELA HAVE NOT REMOVED THEIR ELECTED LEADER, AND INSTALLED A POLITICIANS CHOSEN BY GREEKS AND MISTOTAKIS..WITH THE EU AND U.S, AND LIKE THEY DID IN GREECE, AND UKRAINE!

    MENENDEZ ..A PIMP FOR GREECE!

  3. So, where is the vociferous uproar of the famed Greek Lobby and the alphabet soup entities,
    which converge on the White House every 25th of March to receive the annual proclamation?
    Where have all the preeminent Philhellenes gone hiding?
    What happened to the looming threat of the CAATSA?
    The only obvious take away here is, “Money Talks, Nobody Walks!”

    1. There has never been a Greek lobby or organization only a self appointed Greek Secret Society of American Masons..who serve the Glory of America and Israel by representing themselves as the unelected voice of the Greek community to network with local politicians like Menendez for their own personal interests to advance their political careers or those of their financial and legal businesses!
      They have no money, no influence, and more importantly…absolutely no honor!

      They live for photo ops with anybody who can make them look important to the Greek American community so they can market themselves in the Greek churches as the defenders of Hellenism …and use it as a recruiting ploy to sign up unsuspecting Greeks who genuinely want to be part of promoting Hellenism and its traditions, and fund raise for these frauds, but have absolutely no clue of what their leaders are doing , supporting , or networking with!

      They should not be allowed in our churches to operate, no matter how much pay off money they give to Bartholomew..a new Mason member , who has discredited himself and our church in representing the interest of Mason Menendez and Pyatt to divide the Ukrainian Orthodox church..and possibly the entire Orthodox church for 30 pieces of silver.

      Those members who sincerely try to support Greek issues.are considered insubordinate, if they are not completely to the benefit of American interests, not Greeks, Greek Americans and Hellenic interests!

  4. The European great powers of yesteryear, in their haste to contain the Russian threat, granted Turkey a foothold on the European continent. A century later, the chickens have come home to roost. . .

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