F-35 jet program doomed to failure if Turkey excluded: Erdogan
Turkish President has warned that the U.S.’ F-35 fighter jet program is doomed to complete failure if Turkey’s contributions are excluded.
Addressing the 14th International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF'19) in Istanbul today, he said Turkey did not and will not accept any impositions in the defense realm, just as in the areas of politics, diplomacy, and the economy.
Turkish President said it would be an injustice to exclude Ankara over its plans to buy Russian air defense systems.
He decried attempted impositions concerning the F-35s, referring to U.S. threats to cancel the sale over Turkey buying Russian S-400 missile defense.