Russia, Turkey Sign S-400 Deal despite Criticism and Suspicion

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Moscow – Moscow and Ankara confirmed on Tuesday that they signed a deal in which Moscow would sell Ankara S-400 missiles.

“Signatures have been made for the purchase of S-400s from Russia.

A deposit has also been paid as far as I know,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

He stated that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin “are determined on this issue.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan attend a news conference following their talks in Sochi, Russia, May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan attend a news conference following their talks in Sochi, Russia, May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool

This is the largest deal that Turkey signs with a country from outside NATO.

It represents an advanced political step in the journey of normalizing relations between the two sides after a crisis that erupted when a Turkish jet shot down a…

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