Within the 23rd World Energy Forum, the Secretary for Defense Industry of the Turkish Ministry of Defense Ismail Demir stated that Ankara and Moscow have no arrangements for the supply of Russian long-range air defense systems to Turkey, according to the AA agency.
Demir recalled that Russia has made a proposal of this kind. But no arrangements exist, and the issue was not discussed during the talks between Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan:
“This issue is not on our agenda. We discussed the overall cooperation in the defense industry. Talking about the missile defense system, we are developing our own anti-aircraft warfare,” Demir said, argueing the false information in the media.
The 23rd World Energy Forum is to be held until October 13, under the patronage of Erdogan and with the organizational support of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey.
Within the forum, Russia and Turkey signed an intergovernmental agreement on the pipeline project "Turkish Stream", which envisages the construction of two pipeline strings.