Turkey`s F-35 Deal
Turkish MP Murat Baibatur told his country's parliament that Turkey is negotiating the purchase and delivery of the second batch of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems. "Turkey is an independent state and does not want permission from the United States or others," he said.
According to Russian authors, Ankara is ready to abandon Russia's S-400 air defense systems and resume negotiations with Washington to purchase US Patriot air defense systems and fifth-generation F-35 fighters, respectively.
In recent weeks, US President Joe Biden's administration has revoked dozens of decrees and decisions of the previous administration. This is not the case with Turkey and its exclusion from the program for a multi-purpose stealth fighter of the fifth-generation F-35.
For almost two years now, Turkish S-400 anti-missile systems have been the apple of military strife between Turkey and Washington. At the end of 2020, the United States and Turkey will sit at the negotiating table on the same issue.
Today, US officially imposed sanctions on Ankara for the purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing several sources, including Reuters.
The US administration plans to impose sanctions on Turkey to acquire Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems; a source told Reuters. The imposition of restrictions against Turkey can be announced "any moment"
The F-35 Lightning II family of American stealth multi-functional fifth-generation fighter-bombers became the "first victim" of the Russian S-400 Triumph air defense systems, writes the Indian edition of the EurAsian Times.
Russian air defense systems S-400 "Triumph" took up combat duty in Turkey and can now be used directly for their intended purpose - to protect the country's borders from any external air threats and missile attacks, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
A bill on sanctions against Turkey for the purchase of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from the Russian Federation has been submitted to the US Congress, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing RT
Turkey promises to protect the secret data of the Russian C-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from leakage as well as the data of the fifth-generation F-35 American fighter, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
In a letter sent to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Monday, lawmakers warned the Pentagon that any plans to purchase components of F-35 fighter jets from Turkey undermine US pressure on the country.
The US will not refuse to purchase F-35 combat aircraft parts manufactured in Turkey until 2022, US Department of Defense spokesman Lt. Col. Mike Andrews said on June 30, BulgarianMilitary.com reports.
Negotiations between Russia and Turkey on the delivery of the second set of S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft systems are in an advanced stage,according the head of the FSMTC Dmitry Shugaev.
Turkey’s plans to activate the S-400 missile defense systems it acquired from Russia last year are still being implemented, despite a long delay in their activation, Turkish President’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told France 24
Ahmet Davutoglu in a live interview with a journalist of the newspaper Yeni Çağ said that Ankara and Washington could agree “behind closed doors” to not put into service the S-400 missile systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The Russian military was banned from being at military facilities where the ongoing deployment of S-400 air defense / missile defense systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing Ismail Demir statement.
Russia expects in the foreseeable future to agree to supply Turkey with an additional batch of S-400 air defense systems, Dmitry Shugaev, director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTS)
The American company Lockheed Martin, which is engaged in the production of F-35A fighters, put an end to the discussion of Turkey's participation in the project
The United States is seriously worried about the situation related to the purchase by Turkey of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
US Permanent Representative to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison called on Turkey to abandon the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems (air defense systems) in connection with the situation in the Syrian province of Idlib