Turkey needs the S-400 missile defense system and will continue to hold talks with the U.S. but will not accept any impositionary measures, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday, ONA reports citing Daily Sabah.
The foreign minister noted that Turkey needed to procure the missile defense system since the country does not produce it and was forced to purchase it from Russia after the U.S. refused to sell the Patriots.
"We proposed to the U.S. to establish a working group led by NATO, but the U.S. rejected our offer," Cavusoglu said, adding that the S-400 is one of the issues that continues to damage bilateral ties.
He continued by noting that the U.S. had a positive attitude regarding joint production and technology but there is no guarantee to ensure it.
"We have different opinions but we can continue to talk," he said.