US will not sell F-35 fighter jets to Turkey after its Russian missile defense purchase – Trump
16 Jul, 2019
President Donald Trump has said Washington will not sell Turkey its next-generation F-35 jet fighter, after Turkey took delivery of the Russian-made S-400 air defense system. Turkey has been a partner in the F-35 program.
“The situation with Turkey is very complex and tough. We are in contact with Turkish officials,” Trump said. US officials had long threatened to exclude Turkey from the F-35 program, claiming that operating the jet alongside the S-400 would allow Moscow to learn its secrets.
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Trump: Not Fair to Turkey or US to Block F-35 Sales
Posted on While he probably doesn’t have a mechanism to get around it, President Trump lamented the ban on F-35 sales to Turkey on Tuesday, saying it isn’t fair to the US, and isn’t fair to Turkey.
Turkey was all set to buy F-35 warplanes, a pricey US-made plane the Trump Administration is eager to sell, but then announced they were buying Russian S-400 anti-aircraft systems instead of the US alternative. The US warned they couldn’t have the F-35 if they did that, but Turkey bought it anyhow.
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Into Putin’s Arms: How a Failed Coup Turned Turkey Into NATO’s Biggest Headache
It may just be a coincidence, but there could hardly be a more fitting week for Russia to start shipping the new S-400 missile defense system to Turkey than the third anniversary of the failed military coup…
Read more at https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/.premium-putin-s-400-how-failed-coup-erdogan-turkey-nato-biggest-headache-trump-no-f-35-1.7531089