The United States has sent an official notification to Turkey about its exclusion from the program of production of the latest F-35 fighter jets due to Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems, the Anadolu agency reports, citing a source in the Pentagon.
It is noted that the United States canceled the joint memorandum on the production of the F-35, signed by Turkey in January 2007, signing it with the seven remaining partners in the F-35 project-Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, Denmark, Canada, and Norway. Earlier, Turkey committed to buying 100 F-35 aircraft. She was also involved in the production of more than 1,000 components for them. As the Minister of Industry and Technology of the republic Mustafa Varank told earlier, Turkey continues to produce these components, although the United States excluded them from this project.