precede the process with joint production

angelsrolls

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Hello,

"We have now taken steps with Russia about this issue. Deals have been inked. In God’s will, we will see S-400 missiles in our country and precede the process with joint production."

Source: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com

This is the translation of Turkey's President Erdoğan's remarks on Turkey's missile defence system purchase from Russia. Erdoğan actually uttered the word "operate", but the daily traslated it as "precede". Can precede be used in the sense of operate?
 

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No. "Precede" certainly isn't a replacement for "operate". However, "operate the process with joint production" doesn't make any sense either. It would have made far more sense at the end to hear "and proceed with the process of joint production".
 
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