Reuters - Wed May 7, 2014
* Turkey's NATO allies concerned about potential deal with
* Russian bid revised, but price remains much higher
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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.