icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm
13 Mar, 2008 10:17

Turkey set to host U.S. shield: reports

The United States is reportedly in talks with Turkey about building part of its missile shield in the country. That's according to Russian newsru.com web-site. If true, the base would be part of a network including the Czech Republic and Poland.

Washington claims that the anti-missile shield is to defend the U.S. and NATO from rogue states such as Iran and North Korea.

They say the planned bases will not cover many countries in southern Europe.

Moscow has been strongly opposed to the plans and sees the system as a threat to national security.

Russia has offered the joint use of a Soviet-era radar station in Azerbaijan – a country bordering Turkey – as an alternative to the bases in the Czech Republic and Poland.