Turkey considers purchasing Russian S-500 missile systems

The Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey might buy the S-500 anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia, in addition to S-400 systems, a deal which has already been approved.

Kanal 24 reports that Erdogan stressed that the contract for the S-400 systems is “a done deal,” and Ankara, in any case, will not refuse it. He also demanded that the US “stop trying to put pressure on Turkey through trade restrictions.” According to him, Turkey is ready to answer in kind.

Earlier the US stated that Ankara’s purchase of the S-400 systems from Russia might jeopardize the US-Turkish arms deal.

Earlier, President Donald Trump canceled preferential trade with Turkey in the framework of the General System of Preferences.

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