US Confirms Turkey Blocked From F-35 Programme

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Updated July 17, 2019

 

The White House confirmed Wednesday that Turkey would no longer be permitted to join in NATO’s F-35 fighter program after it purchased a Russian missile defense system.

“Unfortunately, Turkey’s decision to purchase Russian S-400 air defense systems renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible,” White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.

She however added that the United States would “continue to cooperate with Turkey extensively, mindful of constraints due to the presence of the S-400 system in Turkey.”