Donald Trump promised to punish Turkey for the deal, but then he changed his mind.
The components of the Russian missile defense system S-400 (Triumph) were delivered to Myurtted Air Base in Turkey. As argued in the country’s Ministry of Defense, is the first batch of Russian air defense missile systems (SAM), which will ship on the terms of the 2017 contract year.
Total Turkey will receive four divisions of Russian air defense missile systems. The amount of the transaction amounted to about 2.5 billion dollars, reminds Interfax.
Turkey became the first NATO country to buy Russian S-400 systems. This caused criticism of the partners in the bloc: the United States threatened Turkey with an exception from the program to create F-35 bomber fighters. After the G20 summit in Osaka, Donald Trump promised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan not to punish Ankara for the deal.