Turkey promised Russia to protect data on s-400

Turkey has promised to keep secret information about anti-aircraft missile system s-400, said the head of the Secretariat of the defense industry of the Republic of Ismail Demir.

Earlier, us Senator John Thune called a "method" to resolve differences between Washington and Ankara on Russian SAMS. He introduced an amendment to the defense budget of the United States, which offered to buy these complexes in Turkey.

"Russia expressed concern about the safety of data about the s-400 system, and Turkey have promised her to protect the data," quoted by the newspaper Milliyet response Demira.

Also in June, the official representative of the Federal service for military-technical cooperation Maria Vorobyov said that Ankara would not be able to transfer to the Washington anti-aircraft missiles without the consent of Moscow. In addition, the press Secretary of the ruling Turkish party, Omer Celik at the same time stressed that for the resale of the s-400 has no legal basis.

Deliveries of Russian air defense system, which caused the crisis in the relations between Turkey and the United States, began in mid-July last year. Washington demanded Ankara to abandon the deal and buy American complexes Patriot. While the Americans threatened to delay or even cancel the sale of Turkey's newest F-35 fighter, as well as to impose sanctions against it. Ankara to make concessions refused.

Last year, Russia fulfilled the first contract for the supply of Turkey's four battalions of s-400 in the amount of $ 2.5 billion. In June, the sides also reached agreement in principle on the supply of the second set of air defense systems.