×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: EU | Turkey | United States

Turkey Expects Russian Missile Systems in 1st Half of July

Thursday, 20 June 2019 09:39 AM

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president says the country expects to take delivery of Russia's S-400 missile defense systems in the first half of July, despite U.S. objections to the deal.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated Thursday that the deal with Russia was sealed and there would be no turning back. He denied that Washington offered Turkey a "good" deal that would allow it to purchase U.S. Patriot systems instead.

The issue has driven a wedge between the NATO allies. Washington warned Turkey it would be excluded from the F-35 fighter jet program and could face sanctions.

Erdogan, scheduled to meet President Donald Trump during a G20 meeting in Japan next week, said he hopes to dissuade the U.S. from imposing sanctions.

He added that the U.S. wouldn't want to lose an ally like Turkey.

© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


GlobalTalk
Turkey's president says the country expects to take delivery of Russia's S-400 missile defense systems in the first half of July, despite U.S. objections to the deal.Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated Thursday that the deal with Russia was sealed and there would be no turning...
EU,Turkey,United States
132
2019-39-20
Thursday, 20 June 2019 09:39 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved