Erdogan: no turning back from S-400 purchase deal with Russia

Erdogan: no turning back from S-400 purchase deal with Russia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said there was no turning back from the deal with Russia.

He expressed hope that the United States’ approach towards Turkey’s purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defence system would change

"Relevant institutions are conducting necessary talks right now. They will continue to do so. They will also speak to Congress." the Turkish president told Turkish broadcaster NTV.

"I hope that this wrong approach (of the U.S.) will change," Reuters cited Erdogan as saying.

U.S. and NATO officials have told Ankara that the Russian system cannot be integrated into the NATO air and missile defense system and that purchasing the S-400 system would jeopardize Turkey’s purchase of Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets and possibly result in U.S. sanctions.

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