Turkey extends deadline for anti-missile defense proposals till Dec 31

Hürriyet Daily News

Turkey has again extended the deadline for bids for a multi-billion dollar anti-missile defense system tender, despite having provisionally awarded the deal to China last year. The new deadline for rival bidding companies to submit their proposals is Dec. 31, […]

Turkey Delays missile defense decision to August 30

Defense Update

Turkey was expected to announce the results of the long-awaited billion dollar long-range air and missile defense system tender yesterday. Instead, Ankara opted to delay its decision again, extending the deadline for the third time, expecting bids until August 30, […]

AKP Seeks To Bypass Chinese Company in Long Range Missile Tender

Aydinlik Daily

The AKP Government of Turkey seeks to drive Chinese Company the CPMIEC out of play in the long-range missiles tender which has a critical importance in terms of Turkey’s defense policy. An unnamed Turkish official said in his statement to […]

Turkey Likely to Choose Chinese Air Defense Systems, Say Experts

Daily Sabah

Although experts emphasize that the air defense system is compatible with NATO’s defense network, allies criticize Turkey’s cooperation with a U.S.- sanctioned Chinese firm. Since the announcement of the decision, Turkey has come under strong pressure from its NATO allies. […]

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 […]