Ankara will deploy Russian S-400s in October 2019

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - MAY 9, 2017: S-400 Triumf medium-range and long-range surface-to-air missile system rolls down Moscow's Red Square during a Victory Day military parade marking the 72nd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War, the Eastern Front of World War II. Valery Sharifulin/TASS, Image: 331765047, License: Rights-managed, Restrictions: , Model Release: no, Credit line: Profimedia, TASS

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The Turkish Defense Minister said that his country would begin in October 2019 to deploy Russian S-400 ground-to-air missile systems purchased in Moscow.

According to the Sputnik news agency, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar stressed that “Ankara will deploy Russian S-400 missiles next autumn.”

The minister added that the Turkish military must determine which are the best areas to install the Russian systems.

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, meanwhile, announced that “Turkey and Russia will begin Friday patrols in northwestern Syria in Idlib, the last region controlled by terrorist groups.”

“Patrols will start today,” Akar told the Turkish state agency Anadolu, adding that Moscow would patrol the border region outside Idlib and Turkish forces in the demilitarized zone in the province.

“There were restrictions on Turkey’s use of the airspace in Idlib and Afrin, but they are lifted from today,” he added.

A convoy of a dozen Turkish armored vehicles entered this Friday morning in the demilitarized zone west of Aleppo.

Idlib, controlled by terrorists Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, is the last stronghold in Syria at the hands of terrorists.

The Turkish Defense Minister also urged the United States to disarm the Kurds and evacuate them from Manbij.

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