WORLD Turkey to seek alternatives if fails to solve F-35 jet problem with US: minister

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Turkey to seek alternatives if fails to solve F-35 jet problem with US: minister

Xinhua

21:57, December 09, 2019

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ANKARA, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Turkey will try to solve the problem with the United States on the delivery of F-35 fighter jets in a "reasonable and sensible" way, Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar said Monday.

"If this is not possible, everyone should know that we will naturally seek other quests," he said in an interview with semi-official Anadolu Agency.

Turkey has paid some of the debt to the U.S. and should get part of the delivery, but the aircrafts were still kept in the United States, he said.

Turkey's procurement of the Russian S-400 missile defense systems prompted the U.S. administration to suspend Ankara's participation in the F-35 joint program in July.

The S-400s are currently being installed in the country, the staff training continues and normal activities will take place as planned, he added.

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