Turkey agreed to pay €2.2 billion for Russia’s most advanced missile defence system, in a deal that signals a turn away from Nato, Bloomberg reported. According to the preliminary agreement, Turkey will receive two S-400 missile batteries from Russia next year, and another two will be produced inside Turkey. Nato has earlier protested a possible missile defence deal with China. Source:EuObsever
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Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov wants to protect the European Union’s external borders with arms, he said in an interview published Thursday. Karakachanov told German newspaper Die Welt that he wants NATO or EU forces in Greece and Italy to stop people from entering the continent in large numbers. Source: Greek Reporter
China’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday once again asked India to withdraw all its troops and equipment from Chinese territory, as the border standoff in the Dong Lang (Doklam) area approaches its second month. Source: People’s Daily
Spanish police early on Friday said they killed the alleged perpetrators of a suspected “terrorist attack” in the town of Cambrils, south of Barcelona. Six civilians and one police officer were hurt when a car drove into people in the Spanish seaside resort of Cambrils early on Friday. Source: Al Jazeera