Turkey cannot confirm purchasing Su-57 jets instead of F-35

Turkey cannot confirm purchasing Su-57 jets instead of F-35

Turkish media reports about possible purchase of Russian Su-57 fighters instead of US F-35 jets are based on experts' opinion and do not reflect the official position of Ankara, a source in the secretariat of the Turkish defense industry said.

"The reports are based on experts' opinions. We cannot confirm that. Such publications do not reflect the official government's position yet," Sputnik cited the source as saying.

Yesterday, the Yeni Safak media outlet reported that Turkey may purchase Su-57 jets if the United States blocks deliveries of F-35 planes because of Ankara's decision to buy Russian S-400 air defense systems.

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