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Erdogan confirmed the purchase of the second set of S-400 complexes from Russia


The Turkish President confirmed his intention to buy the S-400 air defense system from Russia by the end of the month.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a statement in which he emphasized Ankara's intentions to conclude a new contract with Russia for the supply of S-400 Triumph complexes to Turkey. The contract is expected to be concluded within the next two weeks, however, the final decision will be made during the discussion of the terms of the deal.

“President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made statements to journalists after Friday prayers. Stating that negotiations with Russia over a second batch of S-400s are ongoing, Erdogan stressed: “We do not know what the Biden administration will say at this point. The only thing we know is that we cannot take steps to protect with permission from somewhere, like in the Trump era. " On the S-400 issue, President Erdogan said: “No country can determine the steps we will take with regard to the defense industry. It depends entirely on the decision we make. We have agreed on the first contract for the S-400 with Russia, and now the implementation of the second second is underway. We will negotiate with Russia at the end of the month. We are a NATO country. We cannot agree that the countries with which we are in NATO instruct us ", - quotes the words of the Turkish president, the publication "Birgun".

The Russian side does not object to the sale of another set of S-400 Triumph complexes to Turkey, however, it is noteworthy that Ankara demands a discount on a new batch of these complexes, as well as transfer the technology for the production of Russian weapons, which of course is unacceptable for Russia ...

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