According to reports made by the TASS news agency, Moscow, Ambassador Mehmet Sams is Turkey's second party stated that contacts continued on the delivery of S-400 air defense missile system.
Answering questions about the second-party delivery of S-400 air defense missile systems, Samsar said, “Our relations and cooperation with the Russian Federation are developing in all areas. Cooperation in the defense industry also plays an important role in this context. Negotiations between the competent institutions of the two states continue. ” said.
Samsar said, “The authorities from both countries give the necessary answers to the speculations on this issue. We are committed to maintaining cooperation between countries at the level of state leaders. In this context, I believe it would be better to focus on the specific consequences of our cooperation by ignoring speculation. ” He continued by saying.
Previously it disclosed that he expected Turkey's Decision
Russia's Federal Military and Technical Cooperation Service (FSVTS) President Dmitriy Şugayev to Turkey that a second S-400 air defense missile system sales progress in talks over done, said they expect the final decision is currently in Ankara.
Speaking to Ekotürk channel, FSVTS President Şugayev said, “If we consider the restrictions applied due to the pandemic that is known to everyone, it is not useful to make a prediction about when to sign the contract (regarding the second-party S-400 shipment). However, we can say that the dialogue about the sale of a second S-400 air defense missile system is at a very advanced stage. ” he said.
Şugayev Also, Russia technology cooperation to be done, namely the possibility to take part in the production process of the Turkish companies had noted that the above is ready to work with Turkey.
“We have negotiations on this issue. This is a very intense work and a time-consuming issue. ” Ongoev said, adding that the coronavirus pandemic added to the interview process. Earlier, Turkey's military-technical cooperation with intergovernmental commission meeting is scheduled to take place in May, but said also said that the meeting be postponed to the second half of the year due to the pandemic.
İbrahim Kalın announced that activation of S-400 systems was delayed
Presidency Sözcüİbrahim Kalın spoke at the panel titled “The future of Idlib and displaced persons in Syria” organized by the Washington DC-based Atlantic Council.
Kalin stated in his statement that Erdogan and Trump talked about Patriot missiles several times.