BRUSSELS | The Latest: NATO summit: Turkey defends weapons purchase

11Jul - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



BRUSSELS — The Latest on the NATO summit (all times local):
4:20 p.m.

The Turkish foreign minister has defended his country’s purchase of a Russian-made air defense system, the first of its kind by a NATO member.

Mevlut Cavusoglu (May-VLOOT CHA-voosh-oh-loo) insists “Turkey is a sovereign country” and says its acquisition of the S400 anti-aircraft system came only because it needed such a system and ran out of other options, such as from the United States.

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