Erdogan: Turkey Reached Deal With Russia On S-400 Air Defense Systems

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Erdogan: Turkey Reached Deal With Russia On S-400 Air Defense Systems

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On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Erdogan announced that Russia and Turkey have signed some documents as part of a deal on the purchase of Russian-made S-400 long-range air defense systems.

“We have made steps on this issue with the Russian Federation. Signatures have been put and I hope that we’ll see S-400 missiles in our country. We’ll also request the joint production of these systems,” Erdogan said according to TV Channel Haber 7.

The Kremlin has not commented on the issue.

Rumors that Ankara may purchase S-400 air defense systems have been circulating since the Russian-Turkish rapprochement as a result fo a series of important developments over the Syrian crisis.

The US and its NATO allies are concerned that the Russian-Turkish cooperation may decrease the US influence in the Middle East and boost Moscow’s role in the ongoing crises in the region.

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  • MakeConstantinopleEuropeanAnew

    Russia should break its ties with Islamo-Fascist Turkey.

    • Pavel Pavlovich

      To what end? To make Istanbul Constantinople again?

  • Kids in Africa

    Erdogan could get a nuke from Russia to threaten Saudi Arabia from invading Qatar.

    • cortisol

      They already have nukes, the ones USA has stored in Turkey.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Russia just sold the S-400 system to the second largest NATO army haha. Lame Rusk-ducks.
    Mean while Turkey is most common enemy of Russia, and never shy’s away from ground invasions of Russia.
    Yet Russians only two real-friends on the earth Syria and Iran do not get S-400. Nor does Lebanon.
    I’d say Russia is digging their own grave.
    Mi6 and Mossad gents in-bedded with Turkeys military are going to love exploring the secrets of these systems as well.

    • Putin’s baby

      Fuckwit…. Russia has more friends, real friends.. you however are HATED by everyone else in the world..

    • David Ramurula

      I have been worried and praying that Russia should keep their technology to themselves. Don’t do they see Israel and USA are going to reverse engineer this system and steal the technology from them. The Russians are digging their graves. So worried