According to reports made by the TASS news agency, Moscow, Ambassador Mehmet Sams is Turkey's second party stated that contacts continued on the delivery of S-400 air defense missile system.
Answering questions about the second-party delivery of S-400 air defense missile systems, Samsar said, “Our relations and cooperation with the Russian Federation are developing in all areas. Cooperation in the defense industry also plays an important role in this context. Negotiations between the competent institutions of the two states continue. ” said.
Samsar said, “The authorities from both countries give the necessary answers to the speculations on this issue. We are committed to maintaining cooperation between countries at the level of state leaders. In this context, I believe it would be better to focus on the specific consequences of our cooperation by ignoring speculation. ” He continued by saying.
Previously it disclosed that he expected Turkey's Decision
Russia's Federal Military and Technical Cooperation Service (FSVTS) President Dmitriy Şugayev to Turkey that a second S-400 air defense missile system sales progress in talks over done, said they expect the final decision is currently in Ankara.
FSVTS President Shugayev told Ekoturk channel, “Considering the restrictions imposed due to the pandemic, which is known to all, we can see what the contract (for the second-party S-400 shipment) is. zamIt's useless, to be frank, to speculate that the moment will be signed. However, we can say that the dialogue about the sale of a second S-400 air defense missile system is at a very advanced stage.” he said.
Şugayev Also, Russia technology cooperation to be done, namely the possibility to take part in the production process of the Turkish companies had noted that the above is ready to work with Turkey.
“We are negotiating about it. This is a lot of hard work and a certain zamIt is an issue that requires the moment.” Continuing, Shugayev stated that the coronavirus pandemic added the negotiation process. He also said that the meeting of the intergovernmental military-technical cooperation commission with Turkey was planned to be held in May, but the said meeting was postponed to the second half of the year due to the pandemic.
İbrahim Kalın announced that activation of S-400 systems was delayed
Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın spoke at the panel titled “The Future of Idlib and the IDPs in Syria” organized by the Washington DC-based Atlantic Council over the internet.
In his statement, Kalın stated that Erdogan and Trump talked about the Patriot missiles several times and said, “The activation of the S-400s was delayed due to the coronavirus, but the advancing zamIt will continue as planned at moments.”