Trump signs defense policy bill suspending sale of F-35 jets to Turkey

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Trump signs defense policy bill suspending sale of F-35 jets to Turkey

US President Donald Trump has approved a defense budget law delaying the delivery of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey.
The $716 billion John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA) prohibits the sale of F-35 aicraft to Turkey for 90 days until the Pentagon produces a report on the risks entailed by the fellow NATO member-country’s purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system.
Turkey received its first pair of a projected 100 aircraft in June. The jets remain in the US while their Turkish pilots receive training. Delivery will not take place before September 2019.
 

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UAE and Saudi Arabia will go for it if the US is to sell those jets. That would be a strong hit to Turkey and a strong boost to the UAE/Saudi air forces capability.
 

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Erdogan should cool down and engage in a constructive dialogue with the US. Trump is a businessman any economic war he will undoubtedly win.
 

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