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Turkey's presidential candidates divided over military cooperation with Moscow

For the most part, Turkey's presidential candidates urge good relations with Russia, but things are more complicated when it comes to cooperation in the military field.

Amid complications over the United States' transfer of F-35 aircraft to Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has proposed a joint production with Russia of the S-500 anti-ballistic missile system.

“Besides [the S-400s], I have made a proposal to Russia for the joint production of the S-500s,” the Turkish leader said in an interview with Turkey’s 24 TV on June 13.

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