Turkey will not seek additional S-400s beyond original contract

20 November 2019

A spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on 19 November that there are no plans at present to procure any more S-400 air-defence missile systems from Russia, beyond the terms of the original USD2.5 billion contract in 2017.

In remarks posted on the Turkish presidential website after a meeting of government ministers, Ibrahim Kalin said "there is no talk on signing a new agreement", adding that Turkey is focusing its efforts on training personnel, deploying the S-400 batteries, and configuring their software. "This is certainly a long process in technical terms," he added.

"There is no step back in the S-400, this is a signed, completed agreement.

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