Turkey has reached “certain clarity” on the decision for a tender on its long-range missile defense system, Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) head İsmail Demir has said.

“We are reviewing several parameters. We want to make a decision without a further extension,” he said, speaking at a Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) panel on Oct. 26.

The negotiations over Turkey’s long-range missile defense system were held up by technical reasons, not because Turkey was stalling or had changed its mind, the chief procurement officer added. […]