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Pentagon's F-35 Report: It Favours Better Relations with Turkey

Pentagon's F-35 Report: It Favours Better Relations with Turkey November 28, 2018

US Daily Washington Post wrote about Pentagon reports about Turkey. Daily says, ”Defence Secretary Jim Mattis repeated his objection to the threat. Cutting off Turkey, whose defence industry produces significant F-35 components, Mattis said, would cause major delays in overall production of the new generation combat plane, according to congressional officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity about the sensitive issue.”

US opposes Turkey’s decision to acquire Russian S-400 Air Defence System and tries to persuade Turkey to buy an alternative missile defence system, the Patriot.

US Congress has already passed legislation to impose sanctions on any country that buys Russian weaponry. Turkey’s first two F-35s, with ownership already transferred and pilots in training, are scheduled for delivery next year, just a few months before S-400 installation is due to begin.

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