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Intel: Turkey talks expanding defense ties with Russia, snubbing NATO

Erdogan's boasting about future defense projects with Moscow comes after he failed to get a meeting with President Joe Biden in New York.
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Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on Thursday that he discussed expanding cooperation with Russia on a wide array of defense industry endeavors with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Sochi.

Despite Turkey’s membership in NATO and warnings from the Biden administration about further defense purchases from Moscow, Erdogan said he and Putin discussed moving forward on plans with Russia’s S-400 air defense system.

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