Reference News Network reported on July 10 that Turkish President Erdogan said that despite Ankaras compliance with the contract to purchase the latest U.S. F-35 payment, the U.S. side still refused to provide Turkey with the aircraft.
According to the Russian Satellite Network report on July 4, Erdogan pointed out: If a customer pays on time, how can you not provide the customer with the products he wants? This is robbery.
He stressed that Turkey had paid the United States $1.4 billion under a contract to buy the F-35.
The picture shows the U.S. F-35 fighter plane.
Reported that the Acting Defense Secretary of the United States Esper previously said that if Turkey purchased the Russian S-400 air defense missile system, it would not get the F-35.
Ankara responded that it would not give up buying the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system. Erdogan said at a press conference after the G20 summit: It is not in the Turkish position to abandon the S-400 system agreement. The United States pointed out that the S-400 did not comply with NATO standards and threatened to retaliate with sanctions if it purchased the system. The United States has repeatedly indicated that it may postpone or stop the sale of new F-35 fighters to Turkey.
Source: Responsible Editor of Reference Message Network: Yao Wenguang_NN1682