Baku, Azerbaijan, June 27
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
US President Donald Trump perfectly understands why Ankara wants to acquire Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Trend reports with reference to Turkish media.
Erdogan said that he will discuss the delivery of the Russian S-400 missile systems with Trump as part of the G20 Summit to be held in Japan.
Erdogan also noted that Turkey is extremely interested in acquiring Russian S-400 missile systems.
Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the US and NATO specialists may visit Turkey and make sure that the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems do not pose a threat to NATO.
Initial reports of negotiations between Russia and Turkey on the supply of S-400 appeared in November 2016. The signing of a contract was confirmed by the Russian side on September 12, 2017.
Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar said that the S-400 air defense systems would be deployed from October 2019.
Turkey is the first NATO member state to receive the S-400 air defense systems from Russia.
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