“The delivery of S-400 parts to Turkey continues. In connection with this, the eighth aircraft landed at the Murted Airbase [in the province of Ankara]", the ministry said in a communique.
Deliveries of S-400 to Turkey began on 12 July. According to the Ministry of Defence, on that day three cargo planes delivered several tractors and a loading vehicle from the S-400 complex to Murted Airbase.
S-400 Uzun Menzilli Bölge Hava ve Füze Savunma Sistem malzemelerinin sevkiyatı devam ediyor. Bu kapsamda sekizinci uçak Mürted Hava Meydanı’na indi. pic.twitter.com/0ZrpQYWxtD— T.C. Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (@tcsavunma) July 15, 2019
On 14 July, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described the deal with Russia on the S-400 as the most important agreement in modern Turkey.
He also said that the process of supplying Russian air defence systems could be completed by April 2020.