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China has not met Turkish missile defence tender terms-officials

Reuters - Wed May 7, 2014

* Turkey's NATO allies concerned about potential deal with China
* Russian bid revised, but price remains much higher (Adds quote, background)

By Orhan Coskun

ANKARA, May 7 (Reuters) - The Chinese firm which won a provisional $3.4 billion bid to build a missile defence system for Turkey has not yet met all the conditions of the tender and Ankara may consider alternative offers, officials said.
A Russian bid has been revised but remains far higher than other offers, Turkish officials told Reuters late on Tuesday on condition of anonymity.
Awarding the tender to Russia would do little to ally concerns voiced by Turkey's Western allies when Ankara said in September it had chosen China's FD-2000 missile defence system.

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