Erdogan: Washington did not supply paid fighter jets to Turkey because of Russian air defense systems


Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara has not yet received any fighter jets from the United States, nor the money paid for them.

According to him, at the moment, Turkish representatives are negotiating for the delivery of F-16 fighter jets, but they have been rejected.

< p>“Among other things, we were promised F-35 aircraft earlier, but they did not keep their word. At the same time, Turkey paid about 1 billion 400 million dollars. They didn't refund our money, the planes didn't arrive. We, on the other hand, always keep our word and expect it from our partners,” the Anadolu agency quotes the president as saying.

Let's recall that the United States of America previously excluded Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet delivery program. This decision was made due to Ankara's purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems.


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