Turkish PM reminds NATO members have Russian weaponry

Turkish PM Erdogan said that if NATO was so concerned about missiles, it should first consider the NATO member states' having Russian weaponry in their inventories.

Turkish PM reminds NATO members have Russian weaponry

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Prime Mister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said that if NATO was so concerned about missiles, it should first consider the NATO member states' having Russian weaponry in their inventories.

Erdogan answered the questions posed by journalists in Ankara, prior to his departure for Kosovo.

Upon a question concerning reactions from the west to Turkey’s desicion to buy missiles from China, Erdogan said "Many NATO member states have Russian weaponry in their inventories. If NATO is so sensitive towards this issue it should first consider the NATO member states' having Russian weaponry in their inventories"

Concerning the opening of a new chapter in Turkey-EU accession talks, Erdogan said, "This is an affirmative decision but it is not enough because further steps should be rapidly taken. There has been a huge loss of time."

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