Ankara says it didn’t buy S-400 ‘to keep in box,’ needs more defense systems

November 27, 2019

Daily Sabah:

Turkey needs the S-400 air missile defense system and will continue to hold talks with the U.S., Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said yesterday, adding that it will not, however, accept any imposed measures or conditions.

“You don’t buy a product to keep it in a box. We need it,” Çavuşoğlu said in a joint conference with his Somali counterpart Ahmed Issa Awad in the capital Ankara.

“The S-400 battery alone is not enough, Turkey needs new and additional air defense systems,” he added.

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