It is reported by NTV with reference to the Turkish leader.
“Russia has shown a sincere approach. We had to take these steps (purchase of S-400. - RT ) for peace in the region. They will be installed by April. We are taking important measures in the defense industry. This is a defense system, ”Erdogan said.
Earlier, Erdogan noted that the choice of Ankara S-400 is due to purely commercial interests.
Members of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee urged U.S. leader Donald Trump to impose sanctions on Turkey over the acquisition of Russian S-400 systems.
Director of the Institute for Strategic Studies of RUDN University Dmitry Egorchenkov in an interview with the FBA “Economics Today” commented on the US requirements for Turkey to refuse to purchase the S-400.