Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 14
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Russia may create a military base in Turkey within the sale and purchase agreements signed regarding Russian S-400 Triumph surface-to-air missile systems, the Turkish media reported Dec. 14.
The Russian military base in Turkey may be created until 2019, according to the report.
After Turkey acquires the S-400 Triumph air defense systems, it is planned to deploy two missile batteries on the Turkish border with Syria, one battery in the Mediterranean region, and another one in Turkey’s Black Sea Region.
Turkey will receive the first S-400 Triumph air defense systems from Russia in 2019.
Earlier, Turkish National Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said that the control system of Russian S-400 Triumph surface-to-air missile systems, to be acquired by Turkey from Russia, will be under the control of the Turkish side.
Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Russia and Turkey are negotiating terms of a loan for the purchase of S-400 Triumph. Reportedly, Turkey will buy several S-400 Triumph systems for $2.5 billion, and has already transferred the first batch of payment.
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