NATO Expresses Concern About Turkey’s Chinese Missile
The head of NATO expressed concern over Turkey’s decision to co-produce a missile defense system with a Chinese firm, saying he expected Ankarato choose a system that was compatible with those of other allies.
The United States has expressed serious concerns to Turkey, saying the Chinese missile defense system would not work with NATOsystems.
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said choosing a defense system was a national decision.
“What is important for us is that the system acquired by the individual country … must be able to work and operate with the systems in other countries. I expect that Turkey will also comply with that,”
“I of course expect that each allied nation makes sure of this. It comes with being aNATO member,” Rasmussen said, speaking on the sidelines of a conference in Copenhagen.
Rasmussen said he understood Turkey had not yet made a final decision and was still in talks on the new defense system.