Turkey could ink an agreement to purchase a missile defense system from China on a shorter timescale than was previously thought, unidentified officials with the Turkish Defense Industries Undersecretariat said in a Thursday news report.
WASHINGTON -- A measure proposed on Tuesday in the U.S. Senate would prohibit Washington from financially supporting the integration of a Chinese missile system with U.S. technology that is to play an essential role in an evolving NATO defensive shield.
A top-ranking U.S. Defense official has wrapped up a trip to Turkey where he was engaged in efforts to convince Ankara not to go through with a plan to buy a controversial Chinese missile defense system, Today's Zaman reported on Thursday.
NATO on Friday charged that the Syrian army had fired ballistic missiles that struck territory not far from Turkey in defending its decision to deploy air defenses and military personnel along the Turkish-Syrian border, Reuters reported.
WASHINGTON -- NATO on Tuesday delivered its widely anticipated pledge to deploy Patriot missile batteries to Turkey as a new means of protecting the alliance member state from feared Syrian ballistic missiles carrying chemical warfare agents.
NATO on Wednesday sought to convince Russia that the anticipated fielding of Patriot air-defense systems in Turkey was purely aimed at protecting the country against dangers from Syria, Reuters reported.