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Parts of S-400 missile system unloaded at Turkish air base

Reuters ANKARA, TURKEY Jul 12, 2019, 06.35 PM (IST)

Russia began delivery of an advanced missile defence system to Turkey on Friday, a move expected to trigger US sanctions against a NATO ally and drive a wedge into the heart of the Western military alliance. The first parts of the S-400 air defence system were flown to a military air base near the capital Ankara, the Turkish Defence Ministry said, sealing Turkey's deal with Russia which Washington had struggled for months to prevent.