Missile defense

Ankara slams Washington over threats to remove it from F-35 program

Ankara has criticized Washington over threats to remove it from the F-35 stealth fighter jet program for purchasing the S-400 advanced missile defenses from Russia.
"We remind once more that the language of threats and sanctions will never dissuade Turkey from resolutely taking steps to ensure its national security," a statement from the country's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

Spain extends Patriot deployment since NATO ally’s security is crucial: Ambassador

Spain has decided on the extension of Patriot air defense missiles deployed in Turkey's southern Adana province for the next six months because Madrid attaches importance to its NATO ally's security concerns, Spanish Ambassador Juan Gonzalez Barba has told the Hürriyet Daily News.