May 10, 2017 / 2:05 PM / 3 months ago

Turkey needs to sort out price issues with Russia on S-400 missiles, defence minister says

Turkey's Defence Minister Fikri Isik answers a question during an interview with Reuters in Ankara, Turkey, August 5, 2016.Tumay Berkin/Files

ANKARA (Reuters) - Talks between Turkey and Russia on procuring S-400 missiles for a domestic Turkish air defence system have "matured", Turkish Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Wednesday, but added the two countries needed to sort out some price issues.

NATO member Turkey in 2015 cancelled a $3.4 billion tender for a long-range missile defence system that had been provisionally awarded to China. Turkey then said it would consider developing a missile system locally, but that stance later shifted.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay; Editing by David Dolan

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