TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated Thursday that the deal with Russia was sealed and there would be no turning back. He denied that Washington offered Turkey a "good" deal that would allow it to purchase U.S. Patriot systems instead.
The issue has driven a wedge between the NATO allies. Washington warned Turkey it would be excluded from the F-35 fighter jet program and could face sanctions.
Erdogan, scheduled to meet President Donald Trump during a G20 meeting in Japan next week, said he hopes to dissuade the U.S. from imposing sanctions.
He added that the U.S. wouldn't want to lose an ally like Turkey.