Erdogan invited Russia joint production of s-500
MOSCOW, 14 Jul — RIA Novosti. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a proposal on joint production of the Russian s-500. The head of state said in an interview with TV 24, reports the Anadolu news Agency.
“Russia has provided us with credit for the C-400 on very reasonable terms. On the second and third stages we will start joint production. I have also offered Russia a joint production of s-500” — said the Turkish leader.
In addition, erdoğan responded to the criticism by the US and NATO agreements between Moscow and Ankara about the delivery of s-400.
“Why are they silent about the s-300, which does Greece have? Such a policy in relation to Turkey it is impossible to understand. Our defense industry has its own needs and we will strive to satisfy them,” — said Erdogan.
Earlier, the Turkish leader said that Ankara is ready to use Russian anti-aircraft missile systems s-400, if necessary. “This defense system. What are we going to do with them, if you don’t use?” — said Erdogan.
In December last year, Turkey and Russia signed a credit agreement on s-400. Ankara will buy it for $ 2.5 billion two batteries of these systems, which will serve the Turkish staff. The parties also agreed on technological cooperation in development of production of s-400 to Turkey.