US President Joe Biden and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems purchased by Turkey, but could not reach an agreement
“As for the S-400, they [Biden and Erdogan] discussed it. No agreement was reached. It was decided to continue the dialogue on the S-400”, – said US Assistant to the President for National Security Jake Sullivan at a press briefing.
Sullivan noted that the presidents of Turkey and the United States discussed a plan to secure the Kabul airport after the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan. Erdogan and Biden agreed that Washington will help Ankara in this.
S-400 – Russian long and medium-range anti-aircraft missile system, anti-aircraft missile system (SAM). Turkey and Russia signed a contract for the S-400 regimental kit in 2017. This deal caused a crisis in relations between Turkey and the United States: Washington demanded to cancel the sale of the latest F-35 fighters to Ankara, as well as impose sanctionsUN Secretary General welcomed joint statement by Putin and Biden