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    Military vehicles and equipment, parts of the S-400 air defense systems, are unloaded from a Russian transport aircraft, at Murted military airport in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, July 12, 2019

    Eighth Aircraft With Russian S-400 Air Defenсe System Parts Arrives in Turkey – Ankara

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    The Turkish Defence Ministry said on Monday that an eighth plane carrying components of Russia's S-400 air defence system had arrived in Turkey.

    “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.

    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.

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