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Kremlin defends Russia military cooperation with Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) in Moscow, Russia on 10 March 2017 [Kayhan Özer/Anadolu Agency]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) in Moscow, Russia on 10 March 2017 [Kayhan Özer/Anadolu Agency]

The Russian presidency today defended Moscow’s military and technical cooperation with Turkey saying Ankara complies with international law and does not target another country.

The comments come amid reports that a controversial deal is being struck which would see Turkey buying the Russian S-400 missile system. The deal has been criticised by NATO.

Remarking on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Ankara tomorrow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the visit will discuss means of boosting cooperation between the two countries in the fields of trade, economy, investment and culture, along with the military and technical sectors and the mechanisms of implementing mega projects.

He explained that developments in the region, including the situation in Syria, will make up a large part of the talks.

Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country has the right to sign agreements with whoever it wants, and that the NATO has no authority to intervene in this regard.

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