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Will The Turkish Air Force Soon Be Flying Russia’s Best Stealth Fighters?

Looks unlikely.

Key point: Ankara’s revived interest in Russian military hardware comes during a time of acute strain in Turkey-NATO relations.

  • Mark Episkopos
  • The National Interest

Turkey’s plans to purchase the Russian S-400 missile system marked a major shift in Ankara’s defense orientation, eliciting a sharp response from Washington.

Nonetheless, the S-400 deal barely scratches the surface of the blooming Turkey-Russia defense relationship and the threat that it poses to NATO’s military coherence.

The Kremlin and Rosoboronexport– Russia’s state arms exporting agency—are seeking to capitalize on the…

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