Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is determined to go through with a deal to purchase S-400 missile-defense systems from Russia, despite opposition from Washington.
“As for the S-400, the deal is done, and it is out of the question to go backwards…and perhaps after the S-400, we will move onto the S-500,” Erdogan told Kanal-24 television on March 6.
The U.S. State Department on March 5 again warned Turkey about going ahead with the purchase of the Russian air-defense system, adding that Washington might reconsider giving Ankara access to the advanced F-35 fighter jet program if it buys the Russian S-400 system
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WNU Editor: Rhetoric aside, Turkey is not going to buy the U.S. system …. S-400 Purchase Doesn’t Mean Ankara Has Rejected US’ Patriots – Turkish VP (Sputnik).
Turkey buying Russian S-400s a done deal: Erdoğan — Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey’s president says it won’t back down from buying Russia’s S-400 and that it may even buy the S-500 — Business Insider/Reuters
Erdogan determined to go ahead with Russian missile deal — AFP
Russian S-400 missile purchase a done deal, Turkey’s Erdogan says — Al Jazeera
Erdogan says Turkey will not go back on missile defence deal with Russia — Middle East Monitor