Turkey urged the US to think again about fighters

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The US decision to exclude Turkey from the program of sales of F-35’s illegal and unfair — this statement was made by the Turkish Ministry of foreign Affairs on 18 July, reports Reuters.

In Ankara consider that this US move is not consistent with the spirit of the Alliance is a mistake that should be corrected, otherwise it will damage the strategic relations between the two countries, consisting of NATO.

Earlier on July 18, it was reported that Turkey will lose a total of nearly $ 9 billion due to the cancellation of the deal with the United States. The loss of the American side of $ 500 to $ 600 million.

Deliveries of Russian air defense systems s-400 to Turkey started on Friday, July 12. The President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the deal with Russia for the supply of SAM is the most important agreement for Ankara and assured NATO that the Alliance will become stronger and will be the beneficiary of this transaction.

The US and other NATO countries fear that if Ankara will appear and s-400, and the American fifth generation fighter F-35, the Russian radar systems will learn to calculate and track these aircraft. A contract to supply Ankara Russia’s four battalions of s-400 was achieved in September 2017. The contract is worth $ 2.5 billion, half of this amount will cover the Russian loan.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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