Turkey weighs delay for buying Russian S-400s

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Turkey is considering a U.S. request to delay the purchase of a Russian missile-defense system into 2020, a move that could ease tensions between the NATO allies, Bloomberg reports.

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan has called the planned S-400 purchase "incompatible" with the sale of F-35s (Turkey intends to buy 100 of the Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) next-generation fighters).

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo also said last month that he'd told Turkish officials the country couldn't remain in the F-35 program if it goes forward with its S-400 plans.

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