Kalin: Ankara's purchase of Patriot systems not to impact S-400 deal

Kalin: Ankara's purchase of Patriot systems not to impact S-400 deal

Ankara’s possible purchase of Washington's Patriot missile systems will not impact its deal with Russia to buy S-400 missile systems, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said at a news conference in Ankara.

According to Kalin, the deal on S-400 is closed, the first systems will be supplied in October 2019. 

"The offer on Patriot will change nothing because we don’t consider them as alternatives to one another. We can have both systems," TASS cited the spokesman as saying.

A source in the Turkish foreign ministry said earlier that Turkey would use S-400 systems separately from NATO’s systems "and in a manner that will help preserve sensitive information concerning the F-35 aircraft."

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