Turkish Media on Alert as Russia Encircles Turkey with Combat Armor

Turkish Media on Alert as Russia Encircles Turkey with Combat Armor
Thu Dec 10, 2015 14:37:26

Turkish media outlets are concerned that Russia is beefing up its military presence around the country following the shoot down of a Russian bomber over Syrian airspace, according to Hurriyet Daily News.


In particular, it says, “Russia sent 14 helicopters to Armenia and deployed them to the Erebuni Air Base near the capital Yerevan on December 8.Seven of these helicopters are armored Mi-24 attack helicopters and the others are Mi-8 model transport helicopters.

In the news released by the Russian News Agency (Sputnik) the number of Mi-24 attack helicopters could reach 15 by the end of the year.

Another concern is a submarine in the Mediterranean Sea.

“Russia has sent a submarine called the “Rostov-on-Don” to the Mediterranean Sea, where Russia also maintains a naval base in Tartus. The “Rostov-on-Don” has been equipped with Caliber cruise missiles.”

Russia had previously sent two submarines and the “Moskva” cruiser carrying an air defense systems similar to S-300 missiles to Eastern Mediterranean.” IRNA reported.


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