Ankara: Turkey expects delivery of F-35 jets in November

Ankara: Turkey expects delivery of F-35 jets in November

Ankara expects the delivery of the F35 fighter jets from the U.S. in November, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said.

"Despite some statements, F-35 process goes smoothly; our pilots, maintenance team continue training in the U.S.," Anadolu Agency cited Akar as saying.

"We expect delivery of F-35s in November to the [eastern] Malatya province, relevant preparations for infrastructure were completed," the ministry added.

"In our visit to the U.S., they told us that Turkey is one of the countries that has fully fulfilled its responsibilities, both financial and other pledges," the defense chief noted.

Akar added that Turkey continues to do its part in designing and manufacturing some parts of the F-35s.

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