Turkish Foreign Minister Denies Expulsion From US F-35 Program Over S-400 Deal With Russia

Turkish Foreign Minister Denies Expulsion From US F-35 Program Over S-400 Deal With Russia

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu denied on Thursday that his country was on its way out of the United States' F-35 fighter jet program following a spat over Russian missile purchases.

"Removing us from the F-35 program is not being discussed. I think we will find a consensus. Otherwise, both countries will take steps that will hurt their relationship," he warned, Urdu Point reports.

He said Ankara was in talks regarding the deal to jointly build stealth fighter jets with the United States, which last month announced that it had begun easing out Turkey's involvement in the program and shifting the supply chain.

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