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11:06 AM, August 12, 2019
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Russian S-400 air defense system

Turkey is set to welcome the second batch of Russia's S-400 air defence systems in this month or in September, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday.

"Work on choosing the deployment site and on installing S-400 air defence systems continues. This refers to the delivery of the second batch in August-September,” Akar said, as aired by NTV broadcaster.

The NATO-ally struck a $2.5 billion deal with Russia for the defense systems in 2017, irking the United States. First phase of shipments began on July 12 and was completed on July 25.

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