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The President of the United States Donald trump took the White house of Turkish Minister of Finance of Berat Albayrak and discussed with him the purchase by Turkey of the Russian s-400. It is reported by Turkish TV channel NTV.
As said after meeting the Minister, the talks were positive and constructive, and trump has demonstrated a reasonable approach to the issue. Politicians have agreed to increase trade volume between the countries to $ 75 billion a year.
What are the results of the American-Turkish meeting led in deliveries of C-400, not reported.
10 April, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that it is no longer an issue and his country will receive anti-aircraft missiles in July 2019 or even earlier.
On 8 March a press-the Secretary of defense of the United States Charles summers said that the purchase by Ankara of the C-400 will block the delivery of American F-35 fighter and anti-aircraft Patriot kits. On March 2, an unnamed us official familiar with the negotiations told Bloomberg that Washington has offered Turkey more favourable prices for their Patriot missile defense systems and the joint production than Moscow. However, Ankara continues to look for a reason to back out of the deal.
On the same day the defense Minister of Turkey, Hulusi Akar has confirmed that the deployment of the C-400 will begin in October of this year. He noted that the purchase of Russian was not a matter of preference but an absolute requirement of national security. “Turkey is obliged to protect 82 million of its citizens,” the military said.
A contract to supply Ankara with the four battalions of s-400 achieved in September 2017. The contract is worth $ 2.5 billion, with half of this amount will cover the Russian loan.
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