Why is Turkey's purchase of Russian weapons controversial? | Inside Story


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  • World citizen
    World citizen  1 days back

    That Russian diplomacy has fired up since USA have made Romania part of EU so they can installed their weapon systems that threatening Russia. This was the latest wrong step to destroy the agreement made in between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. Also Americans showed one's more to Turks that USA is not to be trusted with their behaviors. So now Russians and Turks realised that they can only have each other's to protect this region. For me it's a kind of checkmate.
    I take questions but Ower 30s pls.

    • World citizen
      World citizen  1 days back

      USA is not a partner of Turkey. They can sell their f-35 to Saudis who is slaughtering their own brothers and sisters in Yemen and abandoned others in Palestine. But British already have that contract. Pumping planty bumbs to kill more innocent woman and children.
      Turks unfolding it's wings. The world will see real justice and peace soon.
      No more rogue States, gangsters or sanction busters.

      • ICE MAN tv
        ICE MAN tv  2 days back

        USA 🇺🇸 kick out 🇹🇷 turkey

        • frank harerimana
          frank harerimana  1 weeks back

          The U.S is not in charge of the world. every time sanctions sanctions!!!!

          • Edita Trinio
            Edita Trinio  1 weeks back

            NATO should kick out Turkey out of the organization, you can not trust them. their is no used for them the cold war is over and Turkey government is an Islamic dictatorship.

            • Situation
              Situation  2 weeks back

              Good for turkey

              • Come to Besiktas
                Come to Besiktas  2 weeks back

                We dont need NATO also Europe community because We are very crowded for Europe and .we are muslim for them. its a good reason is it ? Here 90 million people living and who will protect ? are we weak country from there? ☺️ You can keep on see like that 👍

                • Anne Chester
                  Anne Chester  2 weeks back

                  What is NATO an alliance of exactly ?

                  • Lance Burns
                    Lance Burns  3 weeks back


                    • Aurang Zeb
                      Aurang Zeb  3 weeks back

                      USA always give the rough and expired weapons to the Islamic countries, especially Turkey, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Indonesia, Malaysia, UAE and Bangala Desh etc. Now if they want to buy weapons on their own choice from any where, why did she go to sad too much?

                      • Neil Walsh
                        Neil Walsh  3 weeks back

                        Any evidence?

                        • chillonthis
                          chillonthis  3 weeks back

                          Turkey will have it's own TF-X fighter by 2023, so what's the problem?

                          • TWO CENTS ARMY
                            TWO CENTS ARMY  3 weeks back

                            turkeys best friend is money

                            • Rhoda Khalaf
                              Rhoda Khalaf  3 weeks back

                              When Yeshua comes he going to destroy all the weapons of mass destruction. Donald Trump lies on Obama again. Trump is mentally disturbed

                              • Sun Temple
                                Sun Temple  3 weeks back

                                Good job Turkey it's a good system the best.

                                • Manuel Faelnar
                                  Manuel Faelnar  3 weeks back

                                  Against whom will Turkey deploy the Russian S 400 missiles? Definitely not against Russian aircraft.

                                  • Fouad Ramsis
                                    Fouad Ramsis  3 weeks back

                                    Not Turkey is "risking it position in the NATO alliance" but NATO is risking to loose a strategic partner ! Further more, NATO has never genuinely seen Turkey as a full partner/friend like other NATO members, the relationship is meerely seen by NATO as a strategic necessity. So Turkey's geography and the state itself is used in a way colonialism works.

                                    • Judy kim
                                      Judy kim  3 weeks back

                                      Good luck with out dated junks.

                                      • Moied Khan
                                        Moied Khan  4 weeks back

                                        I think the crack between US-Turkey started with Washington started supporting Kurds in the Middle East of course this will have to eventually annoy Ankara

                                        • Jay D
                                          Jay D  4 weeks back

                                          I think Turkey  will share S-400 technology to NATO members & US.

                                          • Duncan
                                            Duncan  4 weeks back

                                            And so the breakup of NATO begins. Trump and Putin have worked well together.

                                            • Manveer Sandhu
                                              Manveer Sandhu  1 months back

                                              It is amrica bad luck that donald duck become amrica president.

                                              • Abdul. Basit Abdul. Basit

                                                I love turkey very powerful

                                                • W. C. Pandala
                                                  W. C. Pandala  1 months back

                                                  It's a tempest in a teapot. The Turks can buy anything they want. Unless it's US weapons.
                                                  Why they crying, if they like Russian weapons? Let them buy all the Russian weapons they like.
                                                  They just can't have the good stuff. Now go shut up.

                                                  • Asnan Katril
                                                    Asnan Katril  1 months back

                                                    Why cares.. Thats their Right!!!!..as a free independent Nation.. 👊🇹🇷

                                                    • John Snow Kumar
                                                      John Snow Kumar  1 months back

                                                      As per discussions at the end of the cold war, the soviet Union is to relinquish power in the rest of east Europe, at a price. Both sides will sell weapons to other countries. American weapons or Russian weapons based on a based on a shoot out of trial weapons. They suggested a test shoot-out prior to sale of future weapons, of Patriot missiles and Scud missiles, for potential suitors to see which missiles are more accurate. We turned this request down, while Bush Senior was sitting President. So, Turkey has done nothing wrong in checking out some weapons systems and purchasing some from Russia, which has relinquished communism in 1991 or so, like the rest of europe. Russia is now our friend. With our 21 trillion dollars yearly loans in national loans, we should give free heating oil not just to the 29 countries of the rest of Europe , but we in America should also give free heating oil to Russia.

                                                      • christos karagianis
                                                        christos karagianis  1 months back

                                                        they want them in NATO but not in Europe because they are not Europeans such ipocrite unbelievable with their money they can buy from wherever they like period

                                                        • Mohammad Al Kobaisi
                                                          Mohammad Al Kobaisi  1 months back

                                                          Here is the big picture.. Urdugan Turkey is is trying to democratize the system of government.. this have given real voice to the majority of Turkish people who are Muslim and MiddleEstern in nature.. this have made the role that West envisioned for Turkey in its geopolitical to be in conflict with the interest of Turkey as a nation.. The main conflict arises from Western central concerns in the MiddleEstern, ie Israel and the Kurds, which both are the natural adversaries of Turkey as a nation.. The constant support of Kurds by the West with Israeli advice have expectedly pushed the Turks over the line to break Turkey - Western 70 years old alliance making Israel and the Kurds the new local allies of the West in the MiddleEstern.. These two have designed and worked on this strategy together since the 70s due to their unrealistic claims in the region and their need for foreign support against their neighbors.. we saw this in Iraq, in Syria, Iran and Turkey with its position on Palestine and the Kurds Ethnic state claim sees itself as the next target.

                                                          • mike brabant
                                                            mike brabant  1 months back

                                                            The S400 missile system is better than the old and unreliable Patriot system so good on Turkey that they bought the right one!! Also the F35 fighters are having some issues??

                                                            • Meta4 Ribeiro
                                                              Meta4 Ribeiro  1 months back

                                                              Turkey and Russia have sealed several deals. S400 and Nuclear Power Plant were some. Turkey will eventually buy more weapons from Russia.

                                                              • Amaro
                                                                Amaro  1 months back

                                                                To defend themselves against the devil evil US & UK. They know sooner or later CIA evil US will come after them and they make sure they ready to slap the devil USA

                                                                • Abshir Badel
                                                                  Abshir Badel  1 months back

                                                                  Love turkey brother i am from south africa viva missile defiance system in world

                                                                  • Countdooku Thedarkside
                                                                    Countdooku Thedarkside  1 months back

                                                                    Just look at Iraq and Libya and Syria, AmeriKKKa cannot carry on bombing countries.

                                                                    • Amariyah Israel
                                                                      Amariyah Israel  1 months back

                                                                      These countries are starting to turn against the USA! Then next a invasion one USA watch

                                                                      • John Brown
                                                                        John Brown  1 months back

                                                                        According to Wikipedia
                                                                        "Optional elements of the S-400 (98ZH6E)[20][25] include the 15I6ME–98ZH6E, with coverage of 30, 60 and 90 km beyond the 30K6E coverage. The 96L6E[26] has a 300-kilometre (190 mi) detection range. The 40B6M is housing for the 92N6E or 96L6E radar. The Protivnik-GE is an anti-stealth UHF radar with a 400-kilometre (250 mi) range.[27]"
                                                                        The F35 is a stealth fighter. All such have weak-points. Normally, missile defence systems that could exploit these weaknesses never get into the hands of your opponents, particularly since they use complex software, and no doubt this is heavily encrypted, with software destruct features, so that even if you capture the S-400 you would not be able to make it work properly. Similar arguments apply to the F35 fighter. Look how excited countries get when they have shot down a drone, or lost one.
                                                                        But now, Turkey is opening a research lab where S-400 can be exhaustively tested against the F35.
                                                                        Of course the USA is not going to equip that lab with F35 fighters. That would be suicidal.

                                                                        • Joshua Roth
                                                                          Joshua Roth  1 months back

                                                                          Buuyaaah! There’s your red flag as to who’s side Turkey will be on in the coming missile war against Israel

                                                                          • Tanvir 0461
                                                                            Tanvir 0461  1 months back

                                                                            Turkey has taken the right decision !!

                                                                            • Uttam Limbu
                                                                              Uttam Limbu  1 months back

                                                                              Whats wrong with that lady???

                                                                              • world peace
                                                                                world peace  1 months back

                                                                                Estonia member of NATO is a disgrace.

                                                                                • MrNexus8 Seven
                                                                                  MrNexus8 Seven  1 months back

                                                                                  Kick Turkey out of NATO ... I've been saying that for ages.

                                                                                  • Samet Samyeli
                                                                                    Samet Samyeli  1 months back

                                                                                    @MrNexus8 Seven Firstly NATO countries, USA after largest army have a Turkei and Turkei geographia location it is so important. Black sea side is Russia. Armenia, Iran, Iraq, Syria and same time Bulgaria, Greece neighbor. We can say "Turkei=Europe+Asia". and.. Why is Turkei purchase of S400? Because, NATO is bad for Turkei because a lot of years support PKK Kurd Terrorism Group. PKK's sponsore it's USA. America never wants this to happen, wants the war to continue.Because they make a money.

                                                                                  • MrNexus8 Seven
                                                                                    MrNexus8 Seven  1 months back

                                                                                    @Samet Samyeli Hmmm, not sure why NATO needed them but still, you may be right, I don't know.

                                                                                  • Samet Samyeli
                                                                                    Samet Samyeli  1 months back

                                                                                    turkey never need a nato but nato always need a turkey.

                                                                                • Paul Santos
                                                                                  Paul Santos  1 months back

                                                                                  well, it's their money, so they have the right to choose, from where to buy.

                                                                                  • Taner Duman
                                                                                    Taner Duman  1 months back

                                                                                    NATO can defend them selves after Turkey pulls out

                                                                                    • MistieBlue
                                                                                      MistieBlue  1 months back

                                                                                      Turkey has the right to defend their Country!

                                                                                      • Henry George
                                                                                        Henry George  1 months back

                                                                                        Because the S400 is a Game Changer in the Middle east.....

                                                                                        • 1324357 Tata
                                                                                          1324357 Tata  1 months back

                                                                                          B/s imperialism is so selfish.

                                                                                          • Belayet Hossen
                                                                                            Belayet Hossen  1 months back

                                                                                            Turkey has the same rights to preserve its sovereignty and defend it from any attack as USA saves itself!

                                                                                            • YOU LIE TO YOURSELF
                                                                                              YOU LIE TO YOURSELF  1 months back

                                                                                              Always buy the best

                                                                                              • Ljubomir Ljubojevic
                                                                                                Ljubomir Ljubojevic  1 months back

                                                                                                In 2016 coup attempt by pro-Western conspirators, Turkey's own F-16's, flying off from NATO controled Incirlic, hit the key govt buildings and tried to kill Erdogan him self, and loyal part of Turkish military had nothing to shoot them down. THAT is MAIN reason Turkey bought S-400 that Americans can not cotrol or disable.