Turkey abandoned Su-35 for American plane

Ankara continues to maintain an intrigue around the possible replenishment of its military aviation fleet with Russian aircraft.

Turkish news The media published a statement by the country's defense minister, Hulusi Akar, in which he refutes the rumors circulated by the press about the possible purchase of Russian su-35 fighter aircraft.

In his statement, the Minister of War noted that Turkey will not acquire the Su-35, as it is the US partner in the creation of the F-35 and therefore requires the Americans to respect the rights of Ankara.

Speaking about this statement of the head of the Turkish military department, it is worth paying attention to a number of nuances that deprive this statement of the categoricality that mass media, including central Russian, are trying to give it.

First, and most importantly, the U.S. House of Representatives has approved sanctions against Turkey in connection with Ankara’s military operation in northeastern Syria and the purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems. The initiative is known as the PACT Act (Protect Against Conflict by Turkey Act - “Turkey’s Conflict Protection Act”).

With the introduction of these sanctions, the likelihood of Turkey getting the American F-35 decreases to near-zero.

Secondly, in his statement, Hulusi Akar talks exclusively about the Su-35, but is silent about the Su-57.

Meanwhile, negotiations with Ankara, according to a statement made earlier by the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugaev, were conducted in two positions - Su-35 and Su-57.

Therefore, do not make hasty conclusions, but just wait for the further development of events.
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  1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 30 October 2019 08: 57
    Oh, how they want the F-35, everyone dodged it.
    1. sgrabik Online sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 30 October 2019 09: 06
      If the Turks swelled several billion dollars into the F-35 creation program, then you want it, you don’t want it, and Turkey has to fight hard for further participation in this program and for the supply of these worthless fighters.
      1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 30 October 2019 10: 06
        Why useless? Are you a specialist?
        1. sgrabik Online sgrabik
          sgrabik (Sergei) 30 October 2019 14: 58
          Yes, imagine, I have a direct relationship to military aviation.
          1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
            Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 30 October 2019 15: 04
            Well, in short, can you answer the question, still in this case you can have your own personal opinion? I just don’t need to retell the programs of the Star channel.
    2. Conn Offline Conn
      Conn (Conn) 31 October 2019 14: 54
      Putin made an offer to Erdogan, whom he could not refuse - to get free Su-57s ... for free!
  2. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 30 October 2019 09: 04
    Aesopian language ...
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 30 October 2019 11: 54
    It can be seen that Ankara, like India, is expertly trading ....
    They can’t see the Su-57 unambiguously ... and the Su-35 is at least an excellent reason to blackmail everyone ....
    But also after the announcement, it is clear that the probability is minimal ...
  4. Galar Offline Galar
    Galar (Timur) 31 October 2019 09: 00
    Such money passed by the nose, I just want to rip and throw ...