Moscow anxious about Turkey's possible role in NATO anti-missile project
Following a briefing at US military bases to convince Moscow that NATO's anti-missile project poses no threat, a Russian diplomat arrived in Ankara yesterday to discuss the project. Ahead of his talks with President Abdullah Gul Turkish leaders on the issue, Russian Ambassador to NATO Dmitry Rogozin voiced unease on the deployment of some elements of the US-led project in Europe. "Having missile defense elements in someone's territory makes a country into a target," Rogozin told reporters. "This is also against the Montreux Convention. That's why you have to think very hard before you make a decision."