China’s Push for Turkish Missile Sale

James Hasik

Why is China proposing to sell FD-2000 anti-aircraft missiles to Turkey? James Hasik thinks there are three possible reasons – Turkey is impressed with the system, China isn’t expecting a military confrontation with America any time soon, or internal disputes […]

Turkey distancing from missile deal with China

Defense Update

Objections of Western allies and reservations of local subcontractors over potential consequences of association with the blacklisted CPMIEC are distancing the Chinese contractor from the coveted $3.44 Billion missile defense contract with Ankara - Hurriyet Daily News reports. After months of consistent support for […]

Turkey says aiming to finalise missile defence talks with China in April


(Reuters) – Turkey is aiming to finalise by April its negotiations with China over the procurement of a missile-defence system, Murad Bayar, undersecretary for the state-run defence industries, told reporters on Thursday. Turkey announced in September it had chosen China’s […]