Turkey denies delaying Russian S-400 deal

Cavusoglu told reporters on Wednesday that "there is no question of any delay or of any halting at this point." He reiterated that Turkey's purchase of the Russian-made systems is a "done deal."

The issue has caused a deep rift with the United States, which says the Russian missiles pose a threat to the U.S. F-35 fighter jet program of which Turkey is also a partner. Media reports suggested Turkey would delay the purchase.

Cavusoglu said Turkey and the United States were discussing a Turkish proposal for the establishment of a joint committee to review the S-400s possible risks to the U.S. F-35 program.

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