Erdogan said that the meeting with Putin will take place in Japan as part of the G20 summit.
He noted that during the meeting, the parties will discuss a number of important regional issues including the development and strengthening of bilateral relations. “The purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems will also be discussed,” Erdogan said.
Previously, the Turkish President said that Turkey may receive the S-400 missile systems in July 2019, which is earlier than scheduled. He stressed that despite appeals from the US, Turkey will not abandon the purchase of the S-400.
Initial reports of negotiations between Russia and Turkey on the supply of S-400 appeared in November 2016. The signing of a contract was confirmed by the Russian side on September 12, 2017.
Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that the S-400 air defense systems would be deployed from October 2019.
Turkey is the first NATO member state to receive the S-400 air defense systems from Russia.