The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkey, said that negotiations with the United States on the acquisition of anti-aircraft missile complexes PATRIOT are continuing, despite the agreement on deliveries of Russian s-400.
«We continue to discuss with US the question of the supply of PATRIOT», — said the press-Secretary of the Turkish foreign Ministry Hami Aksoy, answering the question about the air defense system, integrated with NATO.
He recalled the preliminary agreement signed with the Franco-Italian consortium Eurosam. Turkish representatives have stated repeatedly that their goal is diversification of the supply of arms.
Recall that about two weeks ago in an interview with the German newspaper Die Zeit, foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu touched upon the issue of procurement of anti-aircraft missile system s-400 Russian production. According to the politician, the position of the US administration.
«We are needed urgently, because we did not have air defense systems. But the us is even automatic rifles refused to sell because of opposition from Congress. We would be happy to buy the PATRIOT system, if the administration will seek approval in Congress,» he said.