Turkey plans to purchase Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems from the United States. This was stated by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Al-Manar reports.
"Turkey believes that the United States is still our ally and we are their ally ... No one can cancel the deal with Russia to purchase the S-400, this is a completed deal. Russia's offer was more suitable. Now we are ready to acquire the American Patriot systems and expecting an answer," said Mevlut Cavusoglu.
He added that Turkey will respond to any sanctions that will be imposed against it for the purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.
Earlier it was reported that Turkey announced its intention to buy air defense systems from Russia, despite threats from the United States. Turkey should sign a new contract with Russia on the purchase of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.