Russia's S-400 missile defence system a done deal: Turkey

S-400 missile. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters Ankara, Turkey Feb 26, 2019, 05.53 PM (IST)

Ankara's purchase of Russia's S-400 missile defence system is a done deal, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday, despite Washington's efforts to persuade Turkey to buy the US Patriot system instead.

US and NATO officials have warned Ankara that the Russian system cannot be integrated into the NATO air and missile defense system and that purchasing the S-400 system would jeopardize Turkey's purchase of Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets and possibly result in US sanctions.
 

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US and NATO officials have warned Ankara that the Russian system cannot be integrated into the NATO air and missile defense system