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Turkey at 'final stage' with Russia over S-400 missile system - Defence minister

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ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's talks with about the purchase of the S-400 air missile system have reached a "final stage", although this does not mean a deal will be signed immediately, Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday.

Isik also told a conference that NATO countries have not presented a "financially effective" offer on an alternative system. NATO member in 2015 cancelled a $3.4 billion tender for a long-range missile system that had been provisionally awarded to China.

then said it would consider developing a missile system locally, but that stance later shifted.

"It is clear that needs a missile system but NATO member countries have not presented on offer which is financially effective," Isik told a conference.

"Work on the S-400 has reached a final point. But the final stage does not mean 'let's sign a deal tomorrow morning'".

He said would not be able to integrate the S-400 into the NATO system.

(Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Daren Butler)

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Turkey at 'final stage' with Russia over S-400 missile system - Defence minister

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's talks with Russia about the purchase of the S-400 air missile defence system have reached a "final stage", although this does not mean a deal will be signed immediately, Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday.

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's talks with about the purchase of the S-400 air missile system have reached a "final stage", although this does not mean a deal will be signed immediately, Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday.

Isik also told a conference that NATO countries have not presented a "financially effective" offer on an alternative system. NATO member in 2015 cancelled a $3.4 billion tender for a long-range missile system that had been provisionally awarded to China.

then said it would consider developing a missile system locally, but that stance later shifted.

"It is clear that needs a missile system but NATO member countries have not presented on offer which is financially effective," Isik told a conference.

"Work on the S-400 has reached a final point. But the final stage does not mean 'let's sign a deal tomorrow morning'".

He said would not be able to integrate the S-400 into the NATO system.

(Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Daren Butler)

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Turkey at 'final stage' with Russia over S-400 missile system - Defence minister

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's talks with about the purchase of the S-400 air missile system have reached a "final stage", although this does not mean a deal will be signed immediately, Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday.

Isik also told a conference that NATO countries have not presented a "financially effective" offer on an alternative system. NATO member in 2015 cancelled a $3.4 billion tender for a long-range missile system that had been provisionally awarded to China.

then said it would consider developing a missile system locally, but that stance later shifted.

"It is clear that needs a missile system but NATO member countries have not presented on offer which is financially effective," Isik told a conference.

"Work on the S-400 has reached a final point. But the final stage does not mean 'let's sign a deal tomorrow morning'".

He said would not be able to integrate the S-400 into the NATO system.

(Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Daren Butler)

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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