Start of Turkey's pullout from Nato?

A Russian military cargo plane carrying the S-400 missile defence system being unloaded in Ankara last month. The US has expressed concerns over Turkey's purchase jeopardising the security of Nato's new F-35 jet.
A Russian military cargo plane carrying the S-400 missile defence system being unloaded in Ankara last month. The US has expressed concerns over Turkey's purchase jeopardising the security of Nato's new F-35 jet.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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

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

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

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 19, 2019, with the headline 'Start of Turkey's pullout from Nato?'. Print Edition | Subscribe