Russia is ready to sell its S-400 air defense systems to Turkey, President Vladimir Putin said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). He added the issue was discussed earlier with his Turkish counterpart.  “We discussed the possibility of selling S-400s [to Turkey]. We are ready for this,” Putin said in answer to a question from a

Turkish media reporter.  Speaking about cooperation between Moscow and Ankara in assembling the defense systems in Turkey, he said it depends on the readiness of local manufacturing industry. “At the moment, we don’t produce those systems abroad,” Putin added.  “We are ready to deliver these newest and most efficient systems. President [Recep Tayip] Erdogan and our countries’ militaries are aware of it.” READ MORE