On the West coast of turkey, Ankara considers to install the S-400 near Izmir or Mugla “where Greece is very often involved in airspace violations,” so Milliyet.
To defend its southern borders in East Mediterranean Sea, Turkey is considering Mersin and Adana opposite of Cyprus.
“In any case, placing the S-400 at Turkey’s border will ensure a regular superiority to its neighbors,” the Turkish newspaper suggests noting that Turkey will control 400 km. estimates, as “Turkey’s air-defense capacity will increase, but it will, in particular, ensure a psychological and regular superiority over its neighbors.”
As experts say, the anti-ballistic system of the S-400 may be limited, but it will bring significant benefits to Turkey in its high-altitude air defense. Because, according to the system’s characteristics, the range of the S-400 missile reaches up to 570-600 kilometers, meaning the system can detect aircraft in the air and monitor their activities.
For example, the system will be able to detect large bombers at a distance of 570 km, F-16 fighter jests at a distance of approximately 400 km. The system will also be able to detect ballistic missiles at a distance of 230-250 km.