Start of Turkey's pullout from Nato?

Experts cite Ankara's clash with Washington over Russian air defence system as catalyst

US defence officials claim that Russia could use the S-400 anti-aircraft weapon system based in Turkey to collect data about Nato's new F-35 fighter plane.PHOTO: REUTERS

BERLIN - When Turkey received the first batch of the Russian S-400 air defence system last month, it did not take long for the United States to counteract.

A few days later, Washington expelled Ankara from the F-35 stealth fighter programme.

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