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News ID: 40920
Publish Date: 17:49 - 20 June 2019
TEHRAN, Jun 20 - Turkey's president says the country expects to take delivery of Russia's S-400 missile defense systems in the first half of July, despite U.S. objections to the deal.

Turkey expects Russian missile systems in 1st half of JulyTEHRAN, 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.

Source: AP

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