(ANSA) – ISTANBUL, AUGUST 16 – Turkey has denied that a new contract has been signed with Russia for the purchase of other components of the Russian-made S-400 missile system. “There is no new development, the process goes on starting from the agreement signed on the first day”, said the presidency of the Defense Industry of Turkey, as reported by Anadolu, after the Russian agency Tass had published. a statement by the head of the Moscow Military Technical Cooperation Service, Dmitry Shugayev, that an agreement would be signed between Ankara and Moscow for a new match of the missile defense system.
Turkey bought the S-400s from Russia in 2017 and the missiles were delivered in 2019. The US criticized the agreement between Moscow and Ankara and, in reaction to the purchase, decided to exclude Turkey from the military cooperation program on F- fighters. 35. (HANDLE).