Turkey is likely to discuss the purchase of Russia’s advanced S-400 antiaircraft missile systems at a session of the High-Level Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council, held in March.
"The talks are continuing on the S-400. The defense industry’s secretariat and the president are receiving information about that. We are closely watching the negotiations.” spokesman for the Turkish president Ibrahim Kalin said on Wednesday.
“Of course, this theme will be raised at the level of the leaders," he said in a broadcast of TRT TV Channel.
Kalin, however, admitted that "in the context of negotiations on this issue, there are a lot of technical issues" and it requires a detailed discussion.
Even though there are possibilities of contradictions with NATO that may arise in the case of purchasing S-400 missile systems from Russia, the Turkish president’s spokesman said that he "does not see in this regard any problems or negative aspects."
"Besides, there are examples when some NATO countries are using these systems. We know about them. The issue of compatibility is easily solved at the technical level," he was quoted as saying by TASS Monday.
It was reported earlier that a session of the High-Level Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council would be held in Russia in March this year.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during his visit to Russia in March, also intends to discuss the pace of normalizing bilateral relations, the cancellation of Russia’s trade sanctions imposed after a Russian fighter jet had been downed by the Turkish Air Force over Syria in late 2015, the Syria issue and anti-terror measures, Kalin said.
The Russian Ministry of Defense is expected to put a regiment of S-400 Triumf air defense system on combat duty in Moscow Wednesday. "The combat duty of a new regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defense system, which has been delivered to the Aerospace Forces' air defense unit, to protect the airspace of the Moscow city and the Central economic region [is expected to take place] on January 11, Podolsk, Moscow Region," the ministry was quoted as saying in a statement by Sputnik on Monday
Israel is set to receive today two US manufactured fifth generation F-35 stealth fighter that can evade advanced surface-to-air missile defense systems such as the Russian-made S-300s and S-400s deployed in Syria and Iran. It has an extremely low radar signature, allowing it to operate undetected deep inside enemy territory
India and Russia last week signed a $5 billion deal to acquire five new generation Russian S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems along with other defense equipment. The deals were announced following talks held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit on Saturday
A S-400 missile defense system hit a target at 45 kilometers height flying at a speed of 1,500 meters per second (4,000 feet per second) in trials held by the Russian Central Military District last week. A total of six missiles were launched, hitting several high speed targets which included the Kaban target missile, moving along a flat ballistic trajectory
Turkey has a signed a $2.5 billion deal with Russia to buy S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems
Turkey has agreed to pay US$2.5 Billion for four Russian-made S-400 missile defence system marking the end of a quest by Ankara to procure a missile defence system first from its NATO ally, US and later from China
Russia and Ankara have agreed on the delivery of S-400 long-range air defense missile systems but the issue of loan provision is still be finalized. "The contract has been agreed and everything is understandable there but the issue of a loan, funds has not been settled yet," Russian Presidential Adviser for Military and Technical Cooperation Vladimir Kozhin was quoted as saying by Tass at the 8th International Maritime Defense Show in St
Russia has reiterated selling S-400 missile systems to India and Turkey. Russian President Vladimir Putin in a meeting with the press Thursday, said “Russia is ready to supply S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Turkey
Ankara and Moscow have reached an agreement on the purchase of S-400 missile defense systems and price negotiations are underway before the final signing of the deal, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. “We have agreed in principle with Russia for the purchase of S-400 missile systems
Russian President Vladimir Putin may discuss deliveries of S-400 surface-to-air missile system with Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan during the upcoming meeting in Sochi in May. It is possible that the issue of S-400 deliveries [to Turkey] may feature during the meeting of both leaders [Putin and Erdogan], Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by local media Thursday
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