May 30 2018

Turkey says will go elsewhere if U.S. fails to deliver F-35 jets

Turkey will knock on another door if the United States does not allow it to buy Lockheed Martin's F-35 advanced fighter jets, broadcaster NTV quoted Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu as saying.

The United States is due to deliver the first of more than 100 F-35 jets to Turkey next month, but a bill making its way through U.S. Congress is aiming to block the sale of the jets.

Çavuşoğlu has previously stressed that Turkey would not be deterred by sanctions.

Çavuşoğlu also said Turkey's ambassador to Washington, who was recalled for consultations following the attacks by Israeli forces against Palestinian protesters in Gaza this month, would return to his post in Washington, NTV said.

https://www.ntv.com.tr/turkiye/disisleri-bakani-cavusogludan-f-35-aciklamasi