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FM: control over S-400 air defense systems will be under exclusive jurisdiction of Turkey

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Baku, Azerbaijan, May 16

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

Control over S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, which Ankara intends to acquire from Russia, will be under the exclusive jurisdiction of Turkey, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Trend reports referring to the Turkish media.

According to Cavusoglu, this air defense system cannot, and will not, be integrated into the defense system of NATO.

The Foreign Minister noted that Turkey once again offers the US to create a committee to check the S-400.

It was reported earlier that the Russian S-400 systems can be installed in southern and western Turkey.

According to preliminary data, they can be installed in the west of Turkey and in the provinces on the Aegean Sea, as well as on the border with Syria in Hatay Province.

On April 11, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that specialists from the US and NATO could come to Turkey to make sure that Russian S-400 air defense systems do not pose a threat to NATO. "Although the US urges Turkey to abandon the purchase of Russian S-400 air defense missile systems, it does not guarantee that it will sell us Patriot air defense systems," Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said that Turkey may receive the S-400 missile systems earlier than scheduled. According to the President, it was expected that Turkey would receive the first supplies of S-400 missile systems in July 2019.

He noted 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 surfaced 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.

The supply of the S-400 air defense systems to Ankara cost $2.5 billion, head of the Rostec state corporation Sergey Chemezov said in December 2017.

Turkey is the first country, a NATO member to receive the S-400 air defense systems from Russia.

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