Thursday, August 18, 2016

Turkish FM to Sputnik: Ankara to Consider Defense Cooperation With Moscow
Turkey will consider military-technical cooperation with Russia if Moscow were interested, as its NATO partners seem to be shying away from such cooperation, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Sputnik.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to the minister, Turkey is ready to develop its own defense industry and is willing to consider Russia's cooperation in the field.

"It seems to us that NATO members behave in an evasive fashion in issues such as exchange of technology and joint investments. Turkey intends to develop its own defense industry and strengthen its defense system. In this sense, if Russia were to treat this with interest, we are ready to consider the possibility of cooperation in this sector," Cavusoglu said when asked about the possibilities of coopeating with Russia in the defense sphere.

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