Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that his country has started talks with the United States over Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems.
Speaking at a news conference, the Turkish FM said Ankara and Washington have started talks to form a joint working group regarding Turkey’s purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems and the US sanctions stemming from it.
Cavusoglu said that the working group had not been formed yet but talks among experts had begun.
He noted that Turkey was ready to take steps to improve ties with the United States and hoped the Biden administration would do the same.
Meanwhile, the top Turkish diplomat said Ankara cannot remain silent to words and actions against it from Paris, but added that ambassadors of the two countries were working to normalize ties.