Ankara reaffirms commitment to S-400 defense system deal

Ankara reaffirms commitment to S-400 defense system deal

Turkey is committed to a deal to purchase advanced Russian surface-to-air missile defense system, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

"The contract with Russia on S-400s remains in force and these defensive systems will be delivered to Turkey. Now talks on this issue are underway," Cavusoglu said after negotiations with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.

"We are not going to sell S-400s to third countries. We do not need this as we are acquiring them for our own needs," TASS cited the Turkish foreign minister as saying.

According to the Turkish diplomat, Turkey’s NATO allies failed to offer appropriate terms for the delivery of similar systems while Ankara had held negotiations and reached a deal with Moscow

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