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Turkey plans to buy more Russian S-400 missile defense systems
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The Media Line reported, Turkey is planning to buy more Russian S-400 missile defense systems.


According to The Meddia Line, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced his country’s intentions Sunday in an interview with CBS News’ “Face the Nation” program.


The move would certainly increase the anger of the United States


The Media Line mentioned, the United States objects to Turkey’s use of the missile defense system because it is a threat to the US F-35 fighter jets and to NATO defense systems.


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Erdogan said, Turkey was kicked out of the US F-35 program after it took delivery at the end of last year of the Russian system. Turkey was not offered an opportunity to buy the American-made Patriot missile defense system.


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According to The Media Line, the US also put sanctions on Turkey after it purchased a first round of the S-400 systems.


The Media Line noted, Erdogan is scheduled to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia on September 29.


Source: themedialine