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Erdogan Vows to Proceed With New S-400 Delivery in CBS Interview

  • U.S. has urged Turkey not buy second Russian missile system
  • Turkish leader is due to meet with Russia’s Putin next week
S-400 missile defense systems in Ankara. 

S-400 missile defense systems in Ankara. 

Source: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Turkey will purchase new Russian missile defenses despite U.S. opposition, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview with CBS News posted on the U.S. network’s website

The U.S. has urged Turkey not to go ahead with the delivery of Russian S-400 missiles and jettison the battery it already acquired, even as Ankara engages in talks with Moscow over the delivery of a second system.