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Russia says it could sell missile defence systems to Turkey

AP  |  Moscow 

A spokesman for Russian President says could sell missile defence systems to Turkey.

Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, in comments carried today by Russian agencies, that Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed potential arms deals at a meeting in Istanbul earlier this week. He said that would considering selling various missile defense systems if Turkey wants them.

Turkey was negotiating a nuclear defense deal with China, which had been a source of tension with partners, before the talks broke down last year.

The statement comes just a few months after agreed to restore ties with Turkey. Relations between the two nations were nearly severed after Turkey shot down a Russian jet near the Turkish-Syrian border last year.

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First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 19:07 IST