March marks a critical month for U.S.-Turkish relations, chiefly on the topic of Ankara’s recent acquisition of the S-400 from Russia. Asya Akca and Greg Sanders answers the critical questions surrounding the issue.
On July 12, Turkey received the first elements of the S-400, a fourth-generation surface-to-air Russian missile system. Few recent weapon sales have been as geopolitically charged as this one. U.S. officials have threatened both military and economic sanctions should Turkey acquire the Russian system.