On Monday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, visited his counterpart Vladimir Putin to visit Moscow. It is Erdogan’s, was already the third visit to Russia since the beginning of the year. It went mainly to the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense systems by the Turkey. Both sides should strengthen “their cooperation in the military-technical sphere,” Putin said at the Meeting.

It was a topic that should be of interest to the Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. But the had while, during the negotiations in the Kremlin, apparently, quite Long. While Putin and Erdogan negotiated a military cooperation-Shoigu is a charming, traditional wooden houses and a tree in his Notepad. Television cameras recorded the scene and the attentive Internet users, did not escape you, of course. On the Russian Messaging service Telegram the short video quickly made the rounds.

Fullscreen ©Telegram Life Shot-billion arms deal between Moscow and Ankara

Politically, the negotiations between Russia and Turkey for tensions, particularly within Nato: The United States placed as a Protest, the joint F-35 fighter jet program with the Turkey on ice and demand from Ankara for a cancellation of the S-400 business with Moscow.

The first S-400-delivery is planned for July. The business is a leading American defence Minister, Patrick Shanahan had declared in the last week, he was confident that Turkey will buy instead, the Patriot missile defense System. However, after the Meeting of Putin and Erdogan in Moscow, it doesn’t look like it. “No one can demand that we forgo,” said the Turkish head of state. There is already a roadmap for the implementation of the purchase. “We have already taken the appropriate steps.” The Kremlin chief stressed that the delivery to Ankara, have now priority. The Agency Interfax, according to the four anti-aircraft systems of the type S should cost 400 the equivalent of about 2.2 billion Euro.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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