Wednesday, 18 September 2019 10:51 GMT

Turkey contributes to U.S. F-35 production program

(MENAFN) Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin affirmed the country's technological partnership in the manufacturing of U.S. F-35 fighter jets, and not merely a client.

According to the spokesperson, "Turkey is, and will continue to be, a partner of F-35 technology. We are not just a client or buyer of F-35s."

Even though Turkey is a contributor to the U.S. F-35 global program, its resolution to acquire Russia's S-400 surface-to-air missile system weakened its ties with the U.S.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also highlighted the country's purchase of the Russian system as a national security agreement.


Turkey contributes to U.S. F-35 production program

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