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Turkey began to doubt the need to purchase American Patriot air defense systems


Turkey no longer wants to buy American Patriot after the incident in Saudi Arabia.

Despite the fact that a few days ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to local media, in a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump, discussed the possibility of acquiring American Patriot air defense systems, it became known that Ankara still intends to abandon concluding a contract with Washington, which is due to the failure of these air defense / missile defense systems to repel a Hussite attack in Saudi Arabia.

"After the failure of the Patriot in Saudi Arabia, the question arose again regarding the advisability of Turkey to acquire these systems."- Turkish media report.

Ankara has not yet made official statements on this score, however, the unfolding events will most likely force Turkey to acquire an additional batch of Russian S-400 air defense systems, which, incidentally, the latter refused in favor of acquiring Patriot air defense systems.

Experts, in turn, believe that Turkey will nevertheless acquire the American Patriot systems, as this will open up the possibility of acquiring American F-35 before Ankara.

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