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February 26, 2019 10:32 am

Turkey Says Russian S-400 Defense System Purchase Done Deal

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

Russian S-400 missile air defense systems are seen before the military parade to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad in World War Two, in the city of Volgograd, Russia, Feb. 2, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Tatyana Maleyeva.

Ankara’s purchase of Russia’s S-400 missile defense system is a done deal, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday, despite Washington’s efforts to persuade Turkey to buy the US Patriot system instead.

US and NATO officials have warned Ankara that the Russian system cannot be integrated into the NATO air and missile defense system and that purchasing the S-400 system would jeopardize Turkey’s purchase of Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets and possibly result in US sanctions.

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