Currently, Israel is the only country which has voiced public support for Kurdish independence – something which has earned the condemnation of Turkey, Iran, and others in the region.
As had been expected, the deal triggered the anger of the United States and other NATO members. The US had long been warning Turkey against the deal.
The long-awaited deal has taken place. A deposit has already been paid. Turkey has finally signed the $2.5bn (£1.9bn) contract with Russia to buy S-400 advanced missile defense system. With a range of 400 kilometers (248 miles), the system can shoot down up to 80 targets simultaneously, aiming two missiles at each one, at an