Turkish government leaders are refraining from making a hasty “final-final” decision on a multibillion dollar contract that will build the country’s first long-range air and anti-missile defense architecture.

“There are political, technical and financial parameters at play, and we don’t want to make a wrong move,” one senior procurement official said.

After a crucial meeting of Turkey’s top procurement panel, the Defense Industry Executive Committee, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey would continue to negotiate with all three bidders in the disputed program. […]