Turkey is staring down a June deadline to cancel its purchase of a Russian missile system, The Washington Examiner says, citing a new report.
US gives Turkey a fortnight's deadline to reject Russia arms deal
STEPANAKERT, MAY 22, ARTSAKHPRESS: If it receives its purchase of the S-400 next month, the country will be ousted from Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program and will not receive 100 of the fighter jets it has ordered, and will also face US-imposed sanctions, according to CNBC.
Instead, the US has proposed that Turkey purchase Raytheon’s US-made Patriot missile defense system so it can remain in the F-35 program.
“We underscore that Turkey will face very real and negative consequences if it completes its S-400 delivery,” the official said.