Weapons

Russian S-400 hardware deployment continues: Defense Ministry

Delivery of S-400 missile systems is continuing, Turkish National Defense Ministry said on July 13.
"Delivery of S-400 Long Range Air and Missile Defense Systems resumed today. The fourth Russian plane carrying S-400 parts landed at Mürted Airport outside Ankara," the ministry said on Twitter.

Esper: Turkey faces sanctions if it buys Russian system

Acting US Defense Secretary Mark Esper is making it clear to Turkey that it will face economic sanctions if it goes ahead with the purchase of a Russian missile defense system.

Esper met with Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Wednesday during a NATO meeting. Officials say there was no progress in the stand-off between the two allies.

Police come under barrage of attacks in Exarchia

A group of self-styled anarchists lobbed homemade firebombs at riot police near the downtown Athens district of Exarchia in the early hours of Saturday but there were no reports of injuries.

The group attacked a riot police unit which had been stationed at the junction of Patission and Tositsa streets at 1.50 a.m. with a hail of Molotov cocktails.

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