Turkey drives hard bargain over crucial missile deal


ANKARA: Turkey has alarmed fellow North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members by raising the prospect of handing China a multi-billion dollar missile contract, yet the long-running saga is far from over and Ankara may just be trading for a better deal. Turkey, NATO’s only Muslim member, entered discussions in 2013 with the China Precision Machinery Export-Import Corporation over its first anti-missile system, a contract worth $3.4 billion (3 billion euros).



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