"The agreement concerning the S-400 is a done deal, we are today at the point of delivery. The calendar for deliveries is proceeding," Erdogan told journalists on his way back to Turkey from a summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, according to Hurriyet Daily News.
The S-400 deal, which has attracted worldwide interest, is "a completed job and everything is ready," the Turkish President said.
The Ankara-Moscow S-400 deal was inked in December 2017, when the parties signed a $2.5 billion agreement for two batteries of the system, Russia's most advanced long-range anti-aircraft missile system. Turkey will be the first NATO member country to acquire the system.
Responding to Washington's criticism of the deal, Erdogan said the steps taken by Ankara for its national security do not target any third country or hand over the will on Turkey's sovereignty rights to a third country.
The US also rejects sales of Patriots to Turkey in case of the latter's purchase of Russian systems.
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