Erdogan: Turkey considers S-500 systems

Erdogan: Turkey considers S-500 systems

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said talks have been held with Russia on the S-500 system.

He also noted that there was no problem with Turkey’s planned purchase of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems, Haberturk reported.

Speaking to reporters, Erdogan said there would be no joint production in the first stage of S-400 purchases, but in the second stage “God willing we will take joint production steps”.

"In our talks with (Russia President Vladimir) Putin we are not thinking of stopping with the S-400s. We have had talks on the S-500s too," he added, referring to a missile system currently under development.