Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last month that his country signed an agreement with Moscow on the supply of missile systems s-400 and made a Deposit on the transaction.
Newspaper Aksam reported that the Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu said that his country will sign an agreement to acquire anti-aircraft missile systems to another country, if Russia refuses to co production.
“If Russia refuses, we will sign the agreement with the other party, however, we have not received any official refusal from the Russian side”, — Cavusoglu said, commenting on reports about the Russian refusal to transfer technology Ankara.
The Turkish Minister noted that initially, his country hoped to reach an agreement with the producers of the NATO countries. So, to conclude a contract with Ankara wanted the us company Raytheon, which proposed Turkish anti-aircraft missile systems Patriot, and the Italian-French group Eurosam, owned by the European missile company MBDA and French company Thales.
“The negotiations between Russia and Turkey about the details of the delivery of s-400 continues”, — said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the words of the Turkish Minister. “I can say that the contacts and negotiations at the expert level for this transaction continue.”
Last month President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country has signed an agreement with Moscow on the supply of missile systems s-400 and made a Deposit. He also noted that Turkey has complete freedom in the conclusion of transactions on the supply of arms in accordance with their military requirements, and the management is compelled to take military steps to protect the security of their country.