Russian satellite news agency reported on February 14 that Turkish President Erdogan said that the United States is putting pressure on Turkey for Ankara to purchase S-400 anti-aircraft missile system from Russia.
Erdogan said in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin: As for the S-400, it is well known that the US leadership exerts great pressure on China on this issue.
Turkey Yenisafak reportedly quoted sources as saying that Turkey rejected the US proposal to abandon the purchase of the S-400 air defense missile system in exchange for the supply of the US Patriot air defense system. According to the source of the newspaper, the US delegation visited Ankara and made a new attempt to persuade Turkey to abandon the purchase of the S-400 system. However, the Turkish government rejected Washington's $3.5 billion Patriot air defense missile system deal because it did not include discounts or technology transfers. According to the newspaper, Turkey can import Russia's S-400 air defense missile system for only one-third of the price.
The Turkish media previously reported that the US delegation proposed a proposal to sell the Patriot air defense missile system to Turkey, including four AN/MPQ-65 radar stations, 10 mast antenna devices, and 20 M903 launchers. And other equipment.
The US Department of Defense's Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) previously issued a message saying that the US State Department approved an agreement with Turkey and agreed to sell the Patriot system and related equipment worth $3.5 billion. Turkey has requested the purchase of 4 systems, 20 launchers and 80 interceptor missiles.
Russian Presidential Press Secretary Peskov said that the US sale of anti-missile defense systems to Turkey and the supply of S-400 systems to Russia are not a related process and will continue to implement contracts with Russia.