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NATO allies concerned as Turkey to buy S-400 missile defence systems from Russia

ANI  |  Ankara [Turkey] 

Turkey has entered into a deal with for its first major weapons purchase of S-400 missile defense systems, in an accord in an accord that could trouble Ankara's allies.

The purchase of the surface-to-air missile defence systems from a non-supplier will raise concerns in the West over their compatibility with the alliance's equipment, the Xinhua quoted a report.

"Signatures have been made for the purchase of S-400s from A deposit has also been paid as far as I know," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in comments published in several newspapers on Tuesday.

"Russian President and I are determined on this issue and we take our own decisions," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told mediapersons aboard his presidential jet returning from a trip to Kazakhstan.

Erdogan said Turkey was free to make military acquisitions based on its defense needs.

Moscow also confirmed the accord, with Vladimir Kozhin, Putin's adviser for military and technical cooperation, saying: "The contract has been signed and is being prepared for implementation.

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 09:13 IST