13 Oct 2017 11:00

Turkey, Russia may start joint production of S-400 systems at next stage of contract - Erdogan

ISTANBUL. Oct 13 (Interfax) - The next stage of the contract for Russia's supply of S-400 air-defense systems to Turkey may involve their joint production, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters accompanying him as he was flying back from his trip to Ukraine and Serbia.

One should not expect the joint production of those systems at the first stage of the contract, Turkish reports cited Erdogan as saying.

He also said that the current stage of the S-400 contract has been progressing smoothly.

Ankara and Moscow have negotiated the possible delivery of S-500 systems, according to Erdogan.

As reported earlier, Moscow and Ankara have agreed on the purchase of S-400 systems by Turkey.

Russian presidential advisor Vladimir Kozhin said that Russia will not share technology with Turkey in the implementation of the S-400 contract.