Will Russia and Turkey jointly produce S-500 systems?
Ankara is looking forward to the joint production of a new generation S-500 air and missile defense system with Russia, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
"I have contacted President Putin with a proposal about the joint production of the S-500," the Turkish president said in an interview with 24 TV.
He didn’t mention the Russian president’s response to the idea or when exactly it had been pitched to Putin.
Erdogan added that Russia had given Ankara a loan to buy the S-400 missile systems on "very acceptable terms."
"During the second and third stages we will proceed to the joint production of the S-500 systems," Anadolu news agency cited Erdogan as saying.