Turkey urges dialogue with US after missile sanctions

Ankara (AFP) – Turkey’s defence minister has called on the United States to reopen talks about Ankara’s controversial purchase of a Russian air defence system, urging Washington to move past sanctions and threats. But Hulusi Akar also told foreign reporters in Ankara on Wednesday that Turkey was in discussions to receive a second batch of the advanced S-400 missiles from Russia, which compete with US Patriots. The issue will pose an immediate challenge for US President-elect Joe Biden, who is expected to take a tougher line with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. After more than a year of…

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