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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Arms Transfer Mulled

ANKARA -- Russia's First Deputy Prime Minister Oleg Soskovets will visit Turkey on July 15-21 and the two sides will discuss a possible transfer to Turkey of military equipment, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Turkey would consider taking Russian military equipment in return for $404.3 million of Turkish Eximbank credits that Moscow has not paid back after using $599.4 million of loans from 1989 to 1991, according to a Turkish government spokesman