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Publish Date: 19:22 - 22 October 2020
Thursday, 22 October 2020_Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar says the highly advanced S-400 air defense systems that his country has bought from Russia will not be integrated into the systems of the NATO military alliance, and will be deployed independently.

Turkey’s S-400 batteries not to be integrated into NATO systems: Defense ministerSpeaking in an interview with Bloomberg television news network on Thursday, Akar said Turkey will use the anti-aircraft weapon systems as a stand-alone weapon just like what Greece is doing with its Russian-built S-300 systems.

He added that Greece has the Russian S-300s in its inventory, along with some other NATO countries that use Russian-made weapons. 

Akar highlighted that the Russian systems will not be integrated into the command and control infrastructure of NATO, but underlined that “Turkey is fulfilling all the responsibilities expected from NATO members.”

Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg television news network on Thursday, Akar said Turkey will use the anti-aircraft weapon systems as a stand-alone weapon just like what Greece is doing with its Russian-built S-300 systems.

He added that Greece has the Russian S-300s in its inventory, along with some other NATO countries that use Russian-made weapons. 

Akar highlighted that the Russian systems will not be integrated into the command and control infrastructure of NATO, but underlined that “Turkey is fulfilling all the responsibilities expected from NATO members.”

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