Cavusoglu says he told US counterpart S-400 was ‘a done deal’ at meeting


Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday he told his US counterpart Antony Blinken that Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems was “a done deal,” adding that the NATO allies needed a roadmap to tackle disagreements.

The US State Department said Blinken had urged Ankara not to retain the S-400s in their talks at a NATO meeting in Brussels.

Cavusoglu said his talks with Blinken were held in a constructive atmosphere and that they agreed to hold a more comprehensive meeting in Turkey or the United States. [Reuters]