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11/16, 10:28 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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S-400 to be used, not cast aside - Turkish defense official

Turkish Defense Industry Directorate chief Ismail Demir stated on Saturday that the S-400 missile defense systems bought from Russia are not going to stay inactive, as he thinks it is illogical not to put such expensive military equipment to use.

Speaking in an interview with CNN Turk, he also noted that Ankara has "allied relations with Russia and the United States," adding that it has "to go on and respect the agreements" with the two of the most powerful countries.

Demir's statements echo the ones Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made earlier this week after his visit to Washington.

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