Turkey says in talks with Russia on air defense system
Turkey is in talks with Russia on the potential purchase of S-400 air missile defense systems, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday, adding that Ankara was also in touch with other countries on missile defense, according to Reuters.
Russia's stance on the issue has so far been positive, Isik said, as reported by Reuters.
Read alsoRussia deploys advanced anti-missile system to Syria for first time – Fox NewsAfter cancelling last year a $3.4 billion tender for a long-range missile defense system, Turkey said it planned to develop its own.
But earlier this month, a top defense official said Turkey could consider procuring one.