“Jerusalem should not upset the applecart with regards to Ankara, and it should preserve the possibility of returning the relations to their previous state of a strong military alliance”

JNS
Turkey heading towards ‘Russian-Chinese axis’ after ejection from F-35 program
by Yaakov Lappin
August 8, 2019

The Trump administration’s decision to eject Turkey from the F-35 fighter-jet program in July has significant implications for NATO, Israel and the Middle East. Washington formally ended Turkey’s participation in the stealth-jet program after Ankara ignored American warnings and acquired the Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile systems. Turkey was supposed to receive its first two F-35 jets several months ago, but that transfer has been cancelled…As a result, Turkey was told it had to make a choice—either the F-35 and or the S-400—and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan chose the latter. READ MORE

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