Turkey secures missile deal with Russian Federation

Trevor Jackson
December 30, 2017

"But the idea of paying a portion of the total amount by getting a loan prevailed in the end".

But relations have since gone from strength to strength, with Moscow and Ankara cooperating over Syria and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin meeting eight times in 2017 alone.

Russian officials have also said that Russia and US ally Saudi Arabia are close to signing a deal on supplying the S-400 systems to Riyadh.

Reports from Ankara say Russian Federation and Turkey have signed a deal under which Russian Federation will supply its S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Turkey.

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Russian Federation will supply Turkey with four S-400 surface-to-air missile systems under the deal that is nearly finalised, General Director of state corporation Rostec Sergey Chemezov said. "Otherwise, it was already a done deal", he added.

The S-400 is Russia's most advanced long-range anti-aircraft missile system with a capacity of carrying three types of missiles that can destroy ballistic and cruise missiles.

Previously it was announced that the delivery of the S-400 Triumf systems was scheduled to start in late 2019 or early 2020. According to the Hurriyet daily, Ankara will pay part of the sum from its own funds and will contract a Russian loan for the rest. The S-400 can engage targets at a distance of 400 kilometers and at an altitude of up to 30 kilometers.

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