Russia, Turkey Sign S-400 Deal despite Criticism and Suspicion

Allies can decide on their own equipment NATO says

"They went insane just because we made the S-400 deal", Erdogan told a meeting of city mayors from his ruling party in Ankara.

Earlier on Tuesday both Ankara and Moscow confirmed that the contract of supply to Turkey of Russian-made S-400 air defense systems has progressed after Turkey paid a first installment under the deal.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed criticism from his North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies over his country's purchase of Russia's strategic S-400 missile defense systems, saying Ankara would not "wait for" the Western military alliance to help Ankara with security affairs.

"Meanwhile, spokesman of the German Foreign Ministry Martin Schaefer stressed that Berlin does not consider the matter to be of much concern".

The Turkish president says Ankara will continue to take its own security measures after the acquisition of the S-400 surface-to-air missile defence systems from Russian Federation.

A S-400 Triumf launch vehicle. "So what? Are we going to wait for you?"

"They have gone mad because we signed an S-400 deal there".

The air-defense system has a range of 250 miles, and can hit up to 80 targets at once.

The S-400 system is an advanced Russian missile system created to detect, track, and destroy planes, drones, or missiles as far as 402 kilometers away.

Turkey has been developing stronger ties with Russian Federation and souring on its relationship with the United States, which has supported the YPG Syrian Kurdish rebels during the Syrian civil war, the BBC News reported.

Turkey's relations with Washington have deteriorated due to the cooperation between Washington and the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria.

Last month, the Pentagon expressed concern about Turkey's intention to purchase the system. As the dispute unfolded, the USA in 2015 withdrew its Patriot missiles from Turkey's border with Syria after a two-year deployment.

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