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Turkey not distancing itself from NATO with Russian S-400s deal - minister

Turkey not distancing itself from NATO with Russian S-400s deal - minister
FILE PHOTO: Turkey's Hulusi Akar, when he was chief of the general staff, during the EFES-2018 military exercise near the Aegean port city of Izmir, Turkey May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal/File Photo -
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ANKARA (Reuters) - NATO member Turkey is not distancing itself from the military alliance by making an agreement with Russia on purchasing S-400 missile defence systems, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday.

In an interview with broadcaster NTV, Akar said that the latest U.S. offer to sell a rival Patriot missile defence system to Turkey was more positive than Washington's previous offers.

(Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Dominic Evans)

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