This info-pack aims to provide the necessary background information on Turkey’s procurement of the S-400 air defence system. It outlines the history of Turkey’s pursuit of air defence systems, followed by a detailed look at the technical and operational specifications of the S-400 system. Finally, the US position towards Turkey’s purchase of S-400s and potential US sanctions against Turkey will be evaluated.

Abdullah KeşvelioğluMuhammed Lütfi TürkcanAlpaslan OğuzEdebali Murat Akça8 August 2019

This info-pack aims to provide the necessary background information on the issue. In the first section, the history of Turkey’s pursuit of air defence systems will be discussed. In the second section, the specifications of the S-400 systems will be explained in detail. In the last section, the US position towards Turkey’s purchase of S-400s and potential US sanctions against Turkey will be evaluated.

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