Turkey, Russia to start joint manufacture of S-400 system, Erdogan says
Turkey and Russia will start to jointly manufacture S-400 Triumph air defense systems, Turkish media outlets quoted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying Oct. 13.
Turkey’s president earlier said his country was negotiating terms of a loan for the purchase of the S-400 Triumph system with Russia.
Reportedly, Turkey will buy several S-400 Triumph systems for $2.5 billion.
Vladimir Putin had said Moscow was ready to sell Ankara the S-400 Triumph system, but the issue of localization of the production in Turkey would depend on the readiness of the country’s industry.