In Turkey to discuss the purchase of su-57 is the American F-35
MOSCOW, may 27 — RIA Novosti. Turkey may buy Russian su-57 is the American F-35, according to the newspaper Yeni Safak, citing sources.
“Ankara does not intend to waive its rights to the aircraft that it should receive in June. The option of buying fighters “su” in Russia discussed”, — says the article.
Turkey can take such a decision, if the United States will block the delivery of F-35. Previously, Washington has said it is ready to take this step due to the fact that Ankara has purchased Russian anti-aircraft missile systems s-400.
In December 2017, Turkey and Russia signed a credit agreement on s-400. Ankara would buy the two batteries in SAM that will be covered by Turkish personnel. The parties also agreed on technological cooperation in development of production of s-400 to Turkey.
U.S. and NATO officials have repeatedly expressed dissatisfaction with the supply of Russian arms to Ankara. So, the assistant Secretary of uess Mitchell stated that the purchase of s-400 can adversely affect the supply to Turkey the F-35. In response, the Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has promised that Ankara will retaliate against Washington, delivery of fighters will be blocked.
The head of NATO’s cyber defence Christian Liflander, in turn, stressed that Russian-made weapons are hardly compatible with the relevant systems, the armament of the member States of the Alliance.