Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Erdogan's March Moscow Visit To Include S-400 Talks
The Kremlin has confirmed that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Moscow in March for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other bilateral meetings.
Earlier, Russian and Turkish media reported that the talks would include a meeting of the high-level bilateral cooperation council that will include negotiations on the possible purchase by Turkey of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems.
Russia is reported to have reached an agreement to deploy the S-400 to China and India. Other potential buyers include Armenia, Belarus, Egypt, Iran, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam.
Talks are also expected to include further progress on improving relations, the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, and the global fight against terrorism.
Russia and Turkey have supported opposing sides in the Syrian war, but their ties have improved substantially after being badly strained when Turkish jets shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border in November 2015.
Credit to rferl.org