Turkey not to abandon purchase of Russian S-400, Erdogan says

May 14, 2018


Ankara will not refuse from purchasing the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said May 14.

Erdogan noted that despite the fact that Turkey is a member of the NATO Alliance, Washington refused to sell US-made SAM to Turkey.

“The United States deprived Turkey of a choice, and Ankara was forced to start negotiations with Moscow to purchase the S-400,” Erdogan said.

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