Russia may consider the possibility of delivery of air defense systems to Turkey. This was reported by press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.
According to Peskov, such a possibility was discussed at the meeting of Putin with his Turkish counterpart Redzhepom Erdogan in Istanbul on 10 October. “Mentioned various missile defense system”, — quotes the words of Putin TASS.
“If the desire of the Turkish side, Russia can consider possibility of deliveries to Turkey in different variations,” said Peskov, adding that “this is a purely commercial issue, a very sensitive area of cooperation”.
Earlier on Friday, Peskov said that the issues of creating a common missile defense system (NMD) in the course of the last meeting were not discussed. This review Peskov followed after the Turkish TV channel NTV, citing a source in the diplomatic circles reported that Turkey could consider Russia’s proposal on joint missile defense system.
The meeting of the presidents of Russia and Turkey was held on 10 October in Istanbul were held in the framework of the world energy Congress. It was the first visit of Putin to Turkey after the Turkish military shot down a Russian su-24 bomber.