Turkish FM: S-400 deal may be signed this week

 Turkish FM: S-400 deal may be signed this week

Turkey may sign the agreement on the purchase of the S-400 missile defense system from Russia this week, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

In a joint news conference with Maltese Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela, Cavusoglu said there are "no problems" in S-400 deal.

"We reached a loan agreement with Russia during Putin’s visit. Although not yet committed to paper, if the technical aspects of the deal are finalized it could be signed this week,” Hurriyet daily cited Cavusoglu as saying.

The minister said Ankara had started technical works on deploying the anti-ballistic missile system, adding that Turkey could count on Russian assistance while Turkish military and civil engineers underwent training to operate the systems.

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