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Russia has begun installing a new state-of-the-art anti-aircraft weapon system in its southern military region with an eye toward targeting Turkey in response to a NATO missile defense shield outpost that was recently established in East Anatolia, daily Hürriyet reported.
The installation will be completed by the end of this year, said Russian Col. Igor Gorbul, adding that the S-400 anti-aircraft missiles were capable of destroying all types of airplanes, as well as ultra-stratospheric and ballistic missiles.
Turkish-Russian tensions rose last week after Ankara forced down a Syrian passenger plane en route from Moscow to Damascus on suspicions that it was carrying weapons, but Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov moved to defuse tensions by saying the country’s bilateral relationship would not be damaged by the incident.


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Eric Martin

10/9/2013 12:12:25 AM

Why are some of you so worried about Russia. They're harmless. Big deal ! Anti aircraft missiles! I'm gonna cry!

onder mehmetoglu

10/31/2012 5:19:25 AM

This should be recorded on the ledger as a success story for AKP administration! Soon we will hear such an announcement from Iran. Ah! it is too comfortable to live in a neighborhood where you have "ZERO" problems with your neighbors!

Sid Mark

10/24/2012 8:12:43 AM

@Tuk Uzan.A lot of ha ha in your comments.Try the Russians.

chris Valacos

10/24/2012 1:57:50 AM

@Dutch Turk and Iker, whilst I don't doubt the fierceness of Turkish soldiers, the simple reality of modern day warfare is that the fierceness and numbers of ground troops no longer rules the day. Air, naval and technological superiority do. In these areas the Russian military is clearly superior to yours-and most other countries as well. It would be foolish to engage them.


10/23/2012 1:00:26 AM

@Nikos, i agree with Nikos, he is an experience expert on this, since he is Greek, we should put more value on his statement.

Mohamed Al Hashimi

10/19/2012 12:44:21 AM

TURKEY needs to build large number of drones that can carry bombs in secret air base !

Nikos T.

10/18/2012 10:02:38 PM

@ilker, I think since Turks are better fighters, they should teach a lesson to Russia. Go for it!

mara mcglothin

10/18/2012 9:57:06 PM

ILKER You cannot compare the soldiers of yester year to any soldiers of today. In Korea, yes the Turks were vicious, but today all our youth are soft and expect someone to take care of them. Simple. This whole article is simple sabor rattling by Russia. Nothing really changes.

ilker avni

10/18/2012 8:32:52 PM

@ismal Demir Hilary Clinton said Russia will pay the price for its support of Assad,what she ment by that was Europe would find alternatives to they supply of energy and stop useing Russia.Russia has Europe at its mercy.Qatar wanted a pipe going through Syria to Turkeys energy hub,in case Iran shuts the Persian Gulf.Russia would lose its monopoly over Europe,thats why they support Assad.,Russia is the main benifactor of Iranian sanctions.European money is funding Russian war machine.

ilker avni

10/18/2012 8:23:20 PM

@ Us Observer Turks are better fighters than Russians and any other Muslim nations,Google the Turkish brigrade. Korea.
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