DEAL WAS DISCUSSED IN DETAIL DURING DISCUSSIONS IN KRELIN PALACE
According Turkish Daily Hurriyet, Defense Minister Shoygu, mentioned that sales deal of S-400 systems was discussed in detail during discussions held in Kremlin Palace. In case deal is confirmed, two sides’s ministeries will handle concluding the orders.
Experts indicate that in case deal is done, this will the first contract ever made between Ankara and Moscow. President of Strategy Analysis Center Ruslan Puhov underlined that this would be a strong political initiative, a significant signal to USA and Nato. He added : If USA and Nato would not respect Turkey, then Turkey would strengthen relations with Russia. Weapons are not always ordered for military purposes but in the meantime this deal will improved Turkey’s defence power. Actually Turkey owns old defence systems and the deal would bring improved technology to Turkey”
Pro-AKP Media Celebrating S400
Pro-AKP media has been celebrating and congratulating the Turkish administration for deciding to buy missile defense system from Russians arguing that neither NATO nor US trusted when it comes to defense of Turkey
Update: Pentagon Commented
When asked about the reports that Russia is about to sell S400 defense missile system to NATO ally Turkey, Pentagon Spokesman Eric Pahon said, “We’re not going to comment on a Russian / Turkish deal. Please contact their respective government liaisons.”