Turkey continues negotiations with Russia on the supply of the second regiment of S-400 air defense systems and the possibility of their joint production.
According to the head of the Defense Industry Secretariat of the republic, Ismail Demir, Turkey overlooks the strong impact of the sanctions. He also called the restrictions imposed “unfair.” Demir stressed that the language of sanctions would not affect Turkey.
“We continue negotiations with the Russian Federation on the joint production of the S-400,” Demir said on NTV.
Deliveries of Russian S-400 air defense systems began mid-July, causing a misunderstanding in relations between Turkey and the United States. Ankara has stated that the S-400 will be fully operational in April 2020. Washington demanded to abandon the deal and instead purchase American Patriot systems, otherwise threatening to delay or cancel the sale of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, as well as impose sanctions. Ankara refused to make concessions.