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Turkey Nears Russia Missile-Production Deal After NATO Warnings

S-400 surface-to-air missile launchers in Moscow. 

S-400 surface-to-air missile launchers in Moscow. 

Photographer: Mladen Antonov/AFP via Getty Images

Turkey’s set to sign an agreement with Russia to jointly produce missiles and receive know-how to develop its own defense systems, a step that could boost criticism from its NATO partners that Ankara is moving away from the bloc.

“We will sign a deal after agreeing over final details regarding joint production or production of some parts in Turkey, and technology sharing,” said Ismail Demir, head of Turkey’s top defense procurement body, known as SSB.