Leading Islamic country may buy US Patriot Missile Defence System
WASHINGTON - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated ahead of his visit to the US in order to participate in the UN General Assembly that the idea of Ankara buying American Patriot missiles is "not off the table", Daily Sabah reported. He noted, however, that for a deal to happen, the US must make some concessions link, Sputnik has reported.
"If our conditions are fulfilled we could consider buying them, this is also on the US' agenda", Erdogan said.
While the Turkish president has not elaborated on what these conditions are, he described them in a previous interview on the topic on 14 September. Erdogan said that the conditions of a potential Patriot deal should "at least match up to [those of the] S-400s" link for it to be concluded between the two states. He also noted that Turkey is interested in American Patriots regardless of how many S-400s it orders from Russia.