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12:00 AM, May 20, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, May 20, 2019

Turkey says to produce S-500s with Russia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said Turkey and Russia would jointly produce S-500 defence systems after Ankara’s controversial purchase of the S-400 missile defence system from Moscow. Turkey’s push to buy the S-400s has further strained already tense relations with the United States which has repeatedly warned Ankara of the risks including sanctions as a result of the purchase. “There is absolutely no question of (Turkey) taking a step back from the S-400s purchase. That is a done deal,” Erdogan said in Istanbul. “There will be joint production of the S-500 after the S-400,” Erdogan told an audience of young people asking questions.

 

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