US halts F-35 fighter equipment to Turkey

US officials told Ankara in recent days that Turkey will not receive further shipments of F-35 related equipment needed for the intake of the stealth jet fighter, according to unnamed sources. They said that the next shipment of training equipment and subsequent shipments of F-35-related materials have been cancelled, in light of Ankara’s planned purchase of a Russian missile defense system, as the first NATO member to purchase arms in Moscow.

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5 thoughts on “US halts F-35 fighter equipment to Turkey

  • Apr 2, 2019 @ 17:16 at 17:16

    Why should the U.S. give Turkey anything? Islamo-Fascist Yip-Yap Er-DOG-an is not a loyal ally and should be thrown out of NATO on his backside! The hypocrite still occupies Northern Cyprus and has not yet apologized for the Armenian Genocide, yet he yaps and whines about Israel incorporating the Golan, captured in a “defensive war of necessity” and necessary to maintain defensible borders. BAD DOG!!!

    • Apr 3, 2019 @ 5:24 at 5:24


    • Apr 3, 2019 @ 20:15 at 20:15

      Because if Turkey gets booted from NATO, they will ally with Russia.

  • Apr 2, 2019 @ 23:34 at 23:34

    Oh yeah…he’s not getting F35’s. Dream on.

  • Apr 3, 2019 @ 6:36 at 6:36

    This is a.very interessting move.
    As most military vendors are said to hile kill mechanisms in their that the weapons bought can not be used against the countries or military pacts territory of origin.
    This was proven by the the falkland war.
    The french Exocet rockets were disabled at at least one incident there iirc

    So having a russian defence system does not help if nato fights against its old standard enemy the warsaw treaty countries.
    So dont by from the enemys weapon companies.


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