France says Turkish-Russia missile deal a sovereign decision

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.

Neither the S-400 nor its Chinese equivalent FD200 is compatible with other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military systems, meaning that they are not bound by NATO's instructions that prevent Turkey from using such weapons.

Moscow - Moscow and Ankara confirmed on Tuesday that they signed a deal in which Moscow would sell Ankara S-400 missiles.

"Meanwhile, spokesman of the German Foreign Ministry Martin Schaefer stressed that Berlin does not consider the matter to be of much concern". "We are taking and will take all our measures on the security front".

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Turkey, whose relations with its allies have frayed in recent months, said it opted for the S-400 because Western companies had offered no "financially effective" alternative. "This is a missile defense system that is going to be hosted by the Turkish air force, and the Turkish air force has no experience of anti-missile systems, therefore it is going to come with a significant number of Russian advisers, trainers, and operators and so on". Turkey commands the second largest standing military inside of 29-member-state-NATO. And we'll be manufacturing other, better things.

"Turkey is a key NATO Ally, and we are committed to our strong defense partnership", Defense Department spokesperson Johnny Michael said in an email.

The S-400 is Russia's most advanced long-range anti-aircraft missile system and can carry three types of missiles capable of destroying targets including ballistic and cruise missiles.

Erdogan has been critical of Washington for supporting Kurdish groups in Syria that it says are responsible for terror attacks inside Turkey.

Erdogan stressed that Turkey was free to make military acquisitions based on its defense needs.

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