Turkey says it is in talks with Russia on air defense system
ANKARA - Reuters
AA photoTurkey is in talks with Russia on the potential purchase of S-400 air missile defense systems, Turkish Defence Minister Fikri Işık said on Nov. 18, adding that Ankara was also in touch with other countries on missile defense.
Russia's stance on the issue has so far been positive Işık said. After cancelling last year a $3.4 billion tender for a long-range missile defense system, Turkey said it planned to develop its own. But earlier this month, a top defense official said Turkey could consider procuring one.