Dec 12 2017

S-400 deal “to be finalised within a week” – Turkey’s Erdoğan

At a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said his country’s purchase of the Russian S-400 air defence missile system would be confirmed shortly.

“Through the necessary work of my colleagues, we will come together this week to finalise this business,” NTV quoted him as saying.

The meeting, held at Erdoğan’s presidential palace, was the eighth between the two leaders this year.

“This close dialogue clearly shows the dimensions of our collaboration on bilateral relations and regional issues,” Erdoğan said.

“Turkish-Russian co-operation is strengthening every passing day,” he said. “We have a harmonious working environment on the political level.”