Turkish FM urges US on F-35 removal
Turkish foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu was speaking on US decision to take Turkey out of F-35 fighter jet program in televised interview.
S-400 DELIVERIES ARE SET TO CONTINUE THROUGH 2020
In case Turkey doesn’t get F-35 jets, Çavuşoğlu said, the country would meet its needs from other sources until it produces its own.
On Wednesday, Washington announced it was taking Turkey out of the F-35 fighter jet program, following the threats to do so over Ankara's purchase of the Russian S-400 anti-air system.
Following protracted efforts to purchase an air defense system from the US with no success, Ankara signed a contract in 2017 to purchase the S-400s from Russia.
The delivery of S-400 components began on June 12 and is set to continue through April 2020.