Ankara says US decision on F-35 is illegal

Ankara says US decision on F-35 is illegal

“Reconsider otherwise there will be irreparable damage to our relationships”

The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a statement commenting on the US decision not to proceed with the delivery of the F-35 to Turkey after the S-400 was transferred from Russia.

“This unilateral step is not in keeping with the Allied spirit and is not based on any legitimate excuse. Apart from the fact that it is not legal to expel Turkey from the F-35 program, in which it is a co-producing country, the claim that the S-400 system will weaken the F-35 is not valid…

It is of great importance at every level to remain faithful to the spirit found at our President’s meeting with Mr Trump at the G-20 summit in Osaka. We call on the US to back down from this mistake, which will cause irreparable damage to our strategic relationship”, notes the announcement./ibna