Turkey: The purchase of a second batch of S-400 is on the agenda
ANKARA, ($1=14.80 Turkish Liras) — Turkey has again talked about buying a second batch of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems. In an interview with TRT Haber, the president of the Turkish defense industry, Ismail Demir, said that “the purchase of the second batch of S-400 is on the agenda”.
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“On the agenda is the purchase of the second batch of the purchase, which was planned from the beginning. Turkey has been thinking and moving and is adamant that it will buy the second system, no matter what America says, Turkey continues to apply the same decision is made from the beginning,” said Demir.
Russia and Turkey signed an agreement to supply four divisions of the $ 2.5 billion S-400 air defense system in 2017, with supplies to Turkey made in the summer and fall of 2019. The deal included an option for another regimental set. In late August 2021, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he had no doubts about buying a second S-400 regiment from Russia.
Earlier, Demir said that Ankara and Moscow have no difficulties with the contractual obligations in connection with the supply of Russian S-400, each of the parties is determined to fulfill them.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the supply of Russian S-400 air defense systems was an internal affair of Turkey, and they did not have a negative attitude towards NATO.
We remind you that Washington offered Ankara to give up the S-400 for 100 billion dollars, but Turkey did not agree with the proposal. In addition, Turkey intends to purchase additional batches of S-400s from Russia in the future. The United States has been actively trying to prevent Turkey from buying S-400 air defense systems from Russia and has repeatedly threatened to refuse to sell F-35 fighter-bombers, but Ankara has made it clear that the issue of buying Russian systems is closed.
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