Erdogan: Turkey not to give up S-400 in favor of Patriot systems
Ankara will not give up Russia’s S-400 missile defense systems even if it acquires U.S.-made Patriot systems, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on his return from Washington.
"We told the U.S. that if they make us an offer for Patriot systems under suitable conditions, we will buy them. However, we find the [U.S.] offer to completely abandon S-400 completely incorrect," the NTV channel cited the Turkish leader as saying.
"We will not give up S-400 in favor of Patriots," Erdogan stressed.