ANKARA (Sputnik) – Turkey could take into account buying Russian-made Su-35 fighter jets if the deal on the acquisition of US-made F-16 fails, Protection Business Company President Ismail Demir stated on Saturday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated on Thursday that he’ll in all probability have a phone dialog together with his US counterpart, Joe Biden, to debate the acquisition of F-16 fighter jets by Ankara.
In-mid July, the US Home of Representatives handed an modification to the Nationwide Protection Authorization Act constraining the approaching switch of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey. The modification requires assurances on behalf of the US president that the plane won’t be used for unauthorized territorial overflights in Greece.
Washington canceled the joint memorandum on the F-35 with Turkey, signing it with the seven remaining companions within the F-35 undertaking – the UK, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, Denmark, Canada and Norway.