Turkey says Russian S-400 defense system purchase done deal

Turkey says Russian S-400 defense system purchase done deal
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  • calendar-gray 26 February 2019

Ankara's purchase of Russia's S-400 missile defense system is a done deal, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday, despite Washington's efforts to persuade Turkey to buy the U.S. Patriot system instead, ONAreports citing NYT.

U.S. and NATO officials have warned 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.

Faiq Mahmudov

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