“We cannot take the S-400s and leave them in a corner of a factory. When we need them, we will push the button”, emphasized the Turkish Defense Minister
The reasons why the Recep Tayyip Erdogan is traveling to Germany tomorrow, the Turkish Defense Minister essentially revealed. Yasar Güler told the TBMM Plan and Budget Committee that he is not in favor of buying the American F-35s and that Turkey has expressed a desire to buy 40 Eurofighters from Britain and Spain. However, Germany expresses objections to this specific plan, as reported by the SKAI correspondent in Istanbul. Manolis Kostidis.
“I am not in favor of buying the F-35. There is another debate in America about whether we should switch to other aircraft. We want to buy them Eurofightera very efficient aircraft, but the Germany has objections. Britain and Spain say they will solve it. We are planning to buy 40 Eurofighter fighter jets from the United Kingdom and Spain,” said the Turkish Defense Minister.
Referring to the latest situation regarding the national fighter jet Kaan, which was developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TUSAŞ), Güler stated: “God willing KAAN will make its flight at the end of this year.”
As for air defense systems S-400 purchased from Russia, Güler stated: “We cannot take the S-400s and leave them in a corner of a factory. When we need them, we’ll push the button.”
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