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Insight: US continues to court Turkey over air defence

4th January 2019 - 13:45 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London

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Turkey kicks off 2019 facing a geopolitically defining issue with the choice between two air defence systems, one from Russia and one from the USA.

This decision is bigger than just what equipment is best and could define Turkey’s relations with either player for years to come.

Looking to secure a sale for its Patriot system US representatives have visited Ankara at the beginning of January to continue discussions with the Turkish government, according to various media reports.

‘It's clearly very important for US, Turkey relations in the context that if Patriot were procured it would be instead of the

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Beth Maundrill

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Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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