Turkey could buy more Russian missiles, in defiance of US warnings

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Turkey could buy more Russian missiles, in defiance of US warnings
Asked about purchasing more S-400 systems, Turkish President Erdogan says Ankara will make its own defense choices
By AP
26 September 2021

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s president has said that he would consider buying a second Russian missile system in defiance of strong objections by the United States. In an interview with American broadcaster CBS News, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey would have to decide its defense systems on its own. Speaking to correspondent Margaret Brennan in New York this past week, Erdogan explained that Turkey wasn’t given the option to buy American-made Patriot missiles, and that the US hadn’t delivered on an order of F-35 stealth jets, despite a payment of $1.4 billion.

Erdogan’s comments came in excerpts released in advance of the full interview being broadcast on Sunday. NATO member Turkey was kicked out of the F-35 program and defense officials were sanctioned, after it bought the Russian-made S-400 missile defense system.

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