Turkey to go ahead with non-NATO-integrated Chinese missile defense

February 19, 2015 11:57 AM

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ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will go ahead with plans to order a $3.4-billion missile defense system from China, Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz said, despite U.S. and NATO concerns over security and compatibility of weaponry.

Yilmaz said in a written response to a parliamentary question published on Thursday that Ankara will use the long-range system without integrating it with NATO's system.

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