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Publish Date: 14:06 - 13 June 2019
TEHRAN, Jun 13 - Turkey's president said that the country has bought Russian S400 defense system.

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he hopes a Russian missile system will be delivered in July.

NATO member Turkey also has signed up to buying 100, F-35s and has invested heavily in the F-35 program, BBC reported.

Turkish companies produce 937 of the plane's parts.

Turkey's plan to buy the Russian air defense system has been a cause of tension within the NATO military alliace, which both the United States and Turkey belong to.

The US had said Turkey could not have both the S-400 anti-aircraft defense system and US F-35 fighter jets.

But Erdogan said Turkey would hold to account anyone who excluded Turkey from the F-35 program.

Turkey has been pursuing an increasingly independent defense policy and has been establishing closer links with Russia after a recent souring of its ties with the US and Europe.

Source: Iran Press

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