'Turkey is partner of F-35 technology'

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Read: 633     10:29     19 April 2019    

Turkey is not just a client of U.S. F-35 fighter jets but also its technology partner, Turkish presidential spokesman said on Thursday.


Speaking to the reporters following a Cabinet meeting in the capital Ankara, Ibrahim Kalin said: "Turkey is and will continue to be a partner of F-35 technology. We are not just a client or buyer of F-35s."

Tensions between the U.S. and Turkey have reached a fever pitch in recent months with Turkey set to begin receiving the advanced S-400 Russian surface-to-air missile system that Washington said will jeopardize Turkey's role in the F-35 fighter jet program and which could trigger congressional sanctions. 

Turkey decided in 2017 to purchase the S-400 system following protracted efforts to purchase air defense systems from the U.S. with no success.

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'Turkey is partner of F-35 technology'

2019/04/thumbs_b_c_0b439f6889821d76d7943fb00baa6bfd-1555625204.jpg
Read: 634     10:29     19 April 2019    

Turkey is not just a client of U.S. F-35 fighter jets but also its technology partner, Turkish presidential spokesman said on Thursday.


Speaking to the reporters following a Cabinet meeting in the capital Ankara, Ibrahim Kalin said: "Turkey is and will continue to be a partner of F-35 technology. We are not just a client or buyer of F-35s."

Tensions between the U.S. and Turkey have reached a fever pitch in recent months with Turkey set to begin receiving the advanced S-400 Russian surface-to-air missile system that Washington said will jeopardize Turkey's role in the F-35 fighter jet program and which could trigger congressional sanctions. 

Turkey decided in 2017 to purchase the S-400 system following protracted efforts to purchase air defense systems from the U.S. with no success.

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