Erdogan allowed Turkey to receive S-400 until July

Russia can accelerate the supply to Turkey S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. Initially, they were scheduled for July this year.

The deliveries of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems S-400 for Turkey were scheduled for July this year, but they can be accelerated. This was stated by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Moscow, the newspaper Daily Sabah reports. According to him, many countries have questions about Turkey’s decision to buy S-400 from Russia.

“This deal is closed, everything is ready. The deliveries of S-400 missile defense systems were to take place in July, but this may happen earlier”, Erdogan said. The purchase of the S-400 is associated with external threats to Turkey’s security, the deal is not directed against any country and no one is allowed to judge the “sovereign choice of Ankara”, the President added.

Erdogan noted that NATO, despite Turkey’s demands to the Alliance to support its defense capability, did not give a positive answer, which led to the fact that Ankara was forced to look for an alternative.