Turkish source claims Israel pressured US to cancel F-35 transfer

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
April 2, 2019 17:21
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"Israel torpedoed the transfer of stealth aircraft from the US to Turkey," a Turkish source told the Turkish news agency TRT after the US cancelled a planned transfer of F-35 aircraft to Turkey.

The source claimed that Israel pressured the US about the deal in order to keep air superiority in the Middle East. Turkey helped produce the F-35 aircraft, although the Turkish source believes that Israel is pressuring the US to give them Turkey's role in the production of the F-35 aircraft.

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