Iran and Turkey Reject Band-wagoning Strategies: Researcher

 "Turkish procurement of S-400 tactical missile defense system and Iran's pursuit of nuclear power is presented as problematic because these states are well-known for their avoidance in band-wagoning strategies," Furkan Halit Yolcu tells the Tehran Times.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on March 24, urged Ankara not to retain Russia's S-400 missile defense system, the U.S. State Department said in a statement.

Yolcu, the research assistant in the Middle East Institute at Sakarya University, notes that "Western powers symbolize the first ring of arms production enjoying the innovative superiority for almost over three centuries.

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