General Breedlove thanks Spain for PATRIOT commitment


MONS,  Belgium  18 September 2014 — General Philip M. Breedlove thanked Spain for its recent decision to provide PATRIOT missile batteries and 130 soldiers to augment NATO’s defensive deployment in southern Turkey.  The Alliance deployed six batteries in 2013 to augment […]

Turkey Bypasses China, Talks With France Over Missile Purchase

Aydinlik Daily

According to Turkish media sources, Turkey is seeking to work with French-Italian consortium Eurosam instead of Chinese defence company CPMIEC regarding the purchase of the long-range missile system. Mehmet Ocaktan, a columnist from Akşam newspaper who attended President Erdogan’s closed-door […]

Turkey eyes domestic arms development in missile deal

Monitor Global Outlook

Turkey has begun talks with French defense contractor Eurosam over a national missile defense system, an indication Ankara will scuttle a previous deal with US-embargoed Chinese defense firm CPMIEC. The new deal is likely to retain lucrative technology-sharing agreements of […]

China says Turkey will decide in its ‘own interests’ on missile system


BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Tuesday that Turkey would decide in its “own interests” after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the country was in talks with France on buying a missile defense system following disagreements with Beijing. U.S. and […]

Turkey in talks with France over missile purchase: Erdoğan

Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey has resumed talks with France on purchasing a new missile system after negotiations on a controversial deal with a US-blacklisted Chinese company hit a rock, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was reported Sept. 7 as saying.