The Turkish president reportedly reinforced his commitment to buy specific assets from Russia despite the possibility of US sanctions; Nuclear reactors, jet engines, and other items were included in the discussion between the two leaders.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan renewed his commitment this week to joining forces with Russia in the production of a number of military assets. The Turkish president met with Russian President Vladimir Putin just days ago to discuss the future partnership between the two nations.

According to reports, included as part of the discussion were assets such as submarines, nuclear reactors, jet engines, and more. Erdogan is reported to have stated, “We had the opportunity to discuss comprehensively what steps to take in the production of plane engines, what steps to take regarding fighter jets…”

He continued, “We spoke to Mr. Putin about building two more nuclear plants, besides Akkuyu. He agreed to work on the issue.”

As part of the discussion, Erdogan also reemphasized his commitment to purchase the Russian-made S-400 missile defense system, risking further US sanctions.