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Turkey denies reports of cancelling defence system purchase from Russia

Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 19-12-2018 22:00 IST | Created: 19-12-2018 21:44 IST
Turkey denies reports of cancelling defence system purchase from Russia
One official described the State Department decision as good signal for Ankara's troubled relations with Washington, and Turkey was now waiting for the next U.S. step. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Turkey has not changed its decision to buy S-400 missile defence systems from Russia but welcomes a U.S. State Department approval of the possible purchase of a rival Patriot system from the United States, two Turkish officials said on Wednesday.

One official described the State Department decision as a good signal for Ankara's troubled relations with Washington, and Turkey was now waiting for the next U.S. step.

"Turkey has not changed the decision to buy the S-400 defence system from Russia," the official said. "As an ally, the U.S. should sell it to Turkey...but we have been waiting their approval."


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