The biggest obstacle to cooperation between Russia and Turkey in the field of military industry is the incompatibility of Russian technologies with NATO systems and the lack of permission for their joint use. This opinion was expressed by adviser to the center for strategic studies (SAM) of the Turkish foreign Ministry Selcuk Cholakoglu in an interview with the correspondent of “Lenta.ru” by Khayal Muazzin.
According to Cholakoglu, in a situation when the United States threatens Turkey with sanctions for the purchase of Russian s-400 “Triumph” anti-aircraft missile systems, Ankara is unlikely to participate in a joint project to build fighters with Moscow, but this may change if the confrontation with Western countries escalates.
“If Turkey is excluded from other critical NATO weapons technologies and is subject to US sanctions, it may look more warmly at defense industrial projects that may be developed with Russia,” the expert said.
At the end of July, it became known that the Russian military-industrial complex fulfilled its obligations to deliver the S-400 to Turkey ahead of schedule. The amount of the contract amounted to $ 2.5 billion