Ankara hopes there will be no problem with the delivery of the F-35 fighters. Pentagon’s report has made reference to the dangers of the coexistence of US-built fighters with the Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft system that Turkey will take in 11 months. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, after the meeting of NATO Foreign Minister, said that this issue was the subject of Erdogan’s talk with Trump in the G-20 summit last week. The subject was brought up by Trump himself. He asked: “Is there a problem? We want to give them to you. We do not want to have a problem, because Turkey is not a country buying fighters, but it is also one of their manufacturers and one of the major partners of the program” Trump himself said, according to Tsavousoglou.
The Turkish Minister stressed that “there have been some moves from Congress, but Turkey is one of the important factors in the plan, it is not easy to cancel something like that as it will have both an economic and legal dimension and will also affect our relations. As such, I do not see any problems./IBNA