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Turkey defies US as Russian S-400 missile defence arrives

Turkey defies US as Russian S-400 missile defence arrives

Ankara, Jul 12 (UNI) Turkey has received the first parts of a Russian S-400 missile defence system despite opposition from the US.

The shipment arrived in an airbase in the capital Ankara on Friday, the Turkish defence ministry said, according to a BBC News report on Friday.

The move will anger the US, which has warned that Turkey cannot have both the S-400 anti-aircraft defence system and US F-35 fighter jets.

Turkey and the US are Nato allies -- but Turkey has also been establishing closer links with Russia.

Turkey has signed up to buying 100 US F-35s, and has invested heavily in the F-35 programme.

However, US defence officials have said they do not want the F-35 jets to be near S-400 systems -- because they fear Russian technicians will be able to access the F-35's vulnerabilities.

How does the S-400 work?

* Long-range surveillance radar tracks objects and relays information to command vehicle, which assesses potential targets

* Target is identified and command vehicle orders missile launch

* Launch data are sent to the best placed launch vehicle and it releases surface-to-air missiles

* Engagement radar helps guide missiles towards target

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London, Oct 23 (UNI) British police found 39 dead bodies in a truck container in east of London on Wednesday. Police said the truck container was believed to have recently arrived in the UK from Bulgaria and the truck driver, a 25-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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China planning to replace Hong Kong leader Lam: FT

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Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party retains power but fails to secure majority in Canada

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