ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has signed an initial accord with French and Italian firms on the development of missile defense systems, state-run Anadolu news agency reported Turkish Defence Minister Fikri Isik as saying.
It cited Isik as saying at a French embassy reception on Friday that the deal encompassed the development and joint production of missile defense systems.
He said the deal was signed with the Franco-Italian Eurosam consortium, which is owned by the multinational European missile maker MBDA and France's Thales.
- Labrador retriever fetches top U.S. dog breed honor for record 28th year7 Pictures
- Oscars 2019: Red carpet looks and full list of winners36 Pictures
(Reporting by Can Sezer; Editing by Daren Butler)