Turkey expects the first delivery of US F-35 stealth fighter planes on June 21 this year, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday, adding that the agreement between Ankara and Washington on jets remained in force.

“We told [the United States] that we do not respond well to threats. As of F-35, we have already signed the deal. … For June 21, there is going be a transfer for the F-35s. There is no negative development,” Cavusoglu told reporters following his meeting with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in Washington.

On May 24, US Senate Armed Services Committee released details of its version of annual defense policy bill.

The draft, in particular, implies that the delivery of US F-35 jets to Turkey should be suspended in response to Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400 anti-missile systems.

In December 2017, Russia and Turkey signed a loan agreement to supply S-400s to Ankara.

The deal triggered disagreements between Ankara and Washington, with the latter threatening to impose sanctions against Turkey, as the United States believes that the weapon was incompatible with NATO defenses.

Source: Sputnik

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I wouldn’t be too surprised would the Yanks delay delivery until after June 24th : if Erdogan loses the election, they deliver, if he wins, the contract is cancelled… Any way, it’s absolutely DUMB to buy any F-35 before 2023-2025 as it’s still unfinished and all delivered will have to be rebuilt. Moreover, it’s absolutely stupid to select a fighter-jet only on paper without doing serious comparative tests. There are other options to chose for including with planned upgrades : Su-35, Su-57, Shenyang J-31. Turkish company TAI is working on its own project, the TFX with assistance from Saab, BAe… Read more »