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Erdogan: Turkey has an alternative to American F-35 fighters

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If the United States completely refuses to sell fifth-generation fighter aircraft F-35, Turkey will take advantage of alternative proposals for the purchase of aircraft. This was stated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to the channel NTV.


Erdogan: Turkey has an alternative to American F-35 fighters


According to the Turkish leader, Ankara is receiving proposals for the supply of modern military aircraft instead of the fifth-generation American fighter F-35. Turkey already has the opportunity to purchase alternative American fighter jets.

We have alternatives ready. There are places where we can already buy now, and offers are still coming

Erdogan told reporters on his return from a working trip to Baku, but without explaining which countries offer their aircraft to Turkey and which particular fighter models.

Recall that the United States excluded Turkey from the fifth-generation fighter aircraft F-35 because of the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system. Erdogan's hopes for a change in the situation with the supply of American aircraft after negotiations with Trump also did not materialize. Washington not only did not return Ankara to the F-35 program, but also imposed sanctions because of the start of the military operation "Source of Peace" in Syria.

Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey is in preliminary talks with Russia on the possible supply of fifth-generation fighter Su-57. He did not rule out the possibility of acquiring Russian fighters for the Turkish Air Force. Erdogan and Putin visited the MAKS-2019 International Air Show in Zhukovsky near Moscow, where he paid great attention to the Su-57 and Su-35 fighters. Also, the attention of the Turkish leader was attracted by the new look of the export version of the promising multi-role fighter MiG-35.
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 16 October 2019 12: 30
    +14
    Erdogan: Turkey has an alternative to American F-35 fighters
    Straight brown before the eyes. Already the speech is not a boy, but a husband.
    1. ltc35
      ltc35 16 October 2019 12: 34
      +6
      Too cunning. You can’t sit on two chairs - the pants will tear.
      1. maxim947
        maxim947 16 October 2019 12: 46
        +8
        It is curious how this will all end)) Time will tell.
        I bet that Turkey will still get its penguins.
        1. Lexus
          Lexus 16 October 2019 13: 43
          -2
          Both here and here it will snarl. I imagine how they will explain to us when they throw us again.
          1. Mestny
            Mestny 16 October 2019 14: 53
            -5
            And where is it? The Chinese or what? So nobody takes their "5th generation" planes seriously.
            And if both there and there, that is, with us and with them - so why throw it again?
            Or is this post just shouting about "us again"?
            1. Binder
              Binder 16 October 2019 16: 54
              0
              Quote: Mestny
              The Chinese or what? So nobody takes their "5th generation" planes seriously.

              Russian Su-57s are even more problematic, they simply do not exist.
      2. Yura
        Yura 16 October 2019 12: 50
        +2
        Quote: ltc35
        You can’t sit on two chairs - the pants will tear.

        It seems to me that he does not think so, he thinks that I am sitting on the carpet, and around the rest of the "belly" dance they perform with great excitement, and the merchants with the goods in line. And all that was necessary was that Turkey wants to do so, that is, "I", and I know best of all what I need. He can be very wrong, because those around him think almost the same - here he is sitting on the carpet .... but he thinks the way we want.
      3. den3080
        den3080 16 October 2019 13: 09
        +6
        Quote: ltc35
        Too cunning. You can’t sit on two chairs - the pants will tear.

        do not tear. Turkish harem pants are very spacious and wide.
        and even if they tear a bit, then under the robe is not visible. wink
      4. AAK
        AAK 16 October 2019 13: 25
        +5
        Well, Alexander Grigoryevich has been sitting on 20 chairs for more than 2 years and his pants are whole
  2. The popuas
    The popuas 16 October 2019 12: 35
    +1
    Edik is filling his own price hi but the Americans bit the bit, he will have to use an alternative!
  3. Ah
    Ah 16 October 2019 12: 38
    -5
    Only it seems to me that with the complete US failure on F-35, Turkey will eventually acquire the Pakistani JF-17 Block3 assembly?
    1. K-612-O
      K-612-O 16 October 2019 13: 05
      +3
      And why should he let the forcefully modernized, but still MiG-21? Yes, and something the Chinese themselves do not much punch him.
    2. ALEXXX1983
      ALEXXX1983 16 October 2019 21: 46
      0
      Quote: A. H.
      Will Turkey eventually acquire JF-17 Block3 Pakistan assembly?

      Rather, J-31.
  4. Kurare
    Kurare 16 October 2019 12: 39
    +3
    East - a delicate matter and nobody has canceled the bazaar mentality. It seems that Erdogan has already begun bidding before meeting with Pence.
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 16 October 2019 12: 42
      +6
      Quote: Kurare
      East - a delicate matter and nobody has canceled the bazaar mentality. It seems that Erdogan has already begun bidding before meeting with Pence.
      Actually, Putin invited Erdogan to Moscow.
      1. Kurare
        Kurare 16 October 2019 12: 47
        +3
        Yesterday it was reported that Vice President Mike Pence is planning a meeting with Erdogan within 24 hours. But there will be this meeting before or after with Putin - this is a very interesting question! hi
        1. Mavrikiy
          Mavrikiy 16 October 2019 12: 53
          +5
          Quote: Kurare
          Yesterday it was reported that Vice President Mike Pence is planning a meeting with Erdogan within 24 hours. But there will be this meeting before or after with Putin - this is a very interesting question! hi
          Peskov said that the meeting in October is not within 24 hours.
          1. Kurare
            Kurare 16 October 2019 12: 56
            +2
            Quote: Mavrikiy
            Peskov said that the meeting in October ...

            Well, after all, October is in the yard. But you are right - it is extensible.
            As I think, Pence is now racing at full speed to Turkey. Because of the betrayal of the Kurds, Trump's ratings crashed, something needs to be presented urgently.
            1. Mavrikiy
              Mavrikiy 16 October 2019 12: 58
              +2
              Sell ​​penguins, earn lards, this is what Americans understand, approve., The rating will rise.
              1. Kurare
                Kurare 16 October 2019 13: 01
                +2
                I think that in this case, no. Now both Republicans and Democrats position themselves as absolute opponents of Erdogan. They will go on principle.

                And Pence's trip is an alibi. Mol went, and Erdogan is such a "radish" that it would be time to "elect" a new president of Turkey, as in Venezuela.
        2. den3080
          den3080 16 October 2019 13: 11
          +2
          Quote: Kurare
          Yesterday it was reported that Vice President Mike Pence is planning a meeting with Erdogan within 24 hours. But there will be this meeting before or after with Putin - this is a very interesting question! hi

          Pens or at a press conference with Pence Erdogan then the speech will begin.
        3. protoss
          protoss 16 October 2019 14: 04
          -2
          Yesterday it was reported that Vice President Mike Pence is planning a meeting with Erdogan within 24 hours.

          Reg has already announced that he will talk only with trump, and let his subordinates communicate with the American delegation.
          1. Kurare
            Kurare 16 October 2019 15: 48
            0
            Quote: protoss
            Reg has already announced that he will talk only with trump, and let his subordinates communicate with the American delegation.

            It is one thing to say, and another to do. I don’t think that he will not meet with Pence, he’s been in politics for too long to understand who to meet and who to point to the door.
  5. bar
    bar 16 October 2019 12: 45
    -2
    Turkey will take advantage of alternative proposals for the purchase of aircraft.

    Provided that it will not be strong in Syria.
  6. Thrifty
    Thrifty 16 October 2019 12: 48
    -5
    Erdogad will be a major buyer of the 5th generation Indian aircraft. .. bully
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 16 October 2019 13: 02
      +3
      Quote: Thrifty
      Erdogad will be a major buyer of the 5th generation Indian aircraft. .. bully

      It’s ridiculous. He is friends with his head. This does not give any political goodies.
  7. gabonskijfront
    gabonskijfront 16 October 2019 12: 50
    -1
    You need to understand that the Turks do not have such luxury, be principled and consistent, add eastern cryvoduy to this, and we get a non-binding chatter, although this applies to all of us, both Europeans and Americans.
    1. protoss
      protoss 16 October 2019 14: 07
      0
      Quote: gabonskijfront
      Turks do not have such luxury, be principled and consistent

      and where was Erdogan unprincipled and inconsistent?
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 16 October 2019 12: 59
    +3
    Quote: Mavrikiy
    Erdogan: Turkey has an alternative to American F-35 fighters
    Straight brown before the eyes. Already the speech is not a boy, but a husband.

    Or a cunning shopkeeper ... which way to look at it!
  9. NBV
    NBV 16 October 2019 13: 45
    0
    "We have alternatives ready. There are places where we can already buy now, and offers are still coming."
    Erdogan has an Asian trick. He wants to show emancipation from the USA, and he will not bet on only one opponent of the USA. After the purchase of C 400 and Russian nuclear reactors, he is unlikely to give Putin another billions, otherwise he will offend Ping. Most likely, he will take the J 20 from China. Erdogan needs the diversification of energy, weapons and allies.
  10. faterdom
    faterdom 16 October 2019 13: 47
    0
    Well done, Erdogan! We give you the title "Yldirim"! (Lightning in Turkish).
    I would also like to mark Comrade Trump for the better. Well, he has already announced the title (unmatched), but there is still a lot of work to be done on American democracy! We wouldn’t care about it, but we asked for it - it climbs everywhere, claims to be global, so this is now our business - we will develop and improve it. Yes, betray Comrade Obama, he is awarded the title "Fabulous"! No, no, don't add anything, leave room for creativity ...
    You can not thank. Sincerely your P. Just P.
    To work, comrades!
  11. Ah
    Ah 16 October 2019 14: 05
    0
    Quote: K-612-O
    And why should he let the forcefully modernized, but still MiG-21?


    Comparison with the MiG-21 smiled. BlockNUMX with a swipe on 3 ++ and this is far from Block4 and especially not Block2. And TTX is very oh-oh-oh. And the price is almost half the price of analogues.
    Europe will not sell aircraft. Russian dear. Therefore, I think that Turkey will be interested in BlockNUMX. Moreover, Pakistan is one of the few countries that fully supported Turkey.

    Quote: K-612-O
    Yes, and something the Chinese themselves do not much punch him.


    This is because the Chinese have a better device - the "five" J-31.
  12. Ah
    Ah 16 October 2019 14: 10
    +1
    Quote: NBV
    Most likely, he will take J 20 from China.


    Speaking of buying the lightweight JF-17 Block3, I forgot about the J-20. I strongly agree. And in 10 years' time he will establish production of his 4-k and "about 5-k". Turkey has been working on fighters for a long time.
  13. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 16 October 2019 14: 11
    -2
    It is necessary to solemnly punish the Turks. And then the mess in the world will begin. Hindus are watching ...
  14. Obi-Wan Kenobi
    Obi-Wan Kenobi 16 October 2019 14: 33
    0
    The sale of the latest Su-57 Turkey will not end with anything good for Russia.
    However, like the sale of S-400.
  15. Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 16 October 2019 14: 44
    0
    The most important thing in this story is to buy our su-57. A line no less.
  16. fighter angel
    fighter angel 16 October 2019 14: 46
    -2
    Well, why is it not clear?
    These "janissaries" have the market in their blood!
    He trades! Bargains the price, and nothing more!
  17. kriwo.alek
    kriwo.alek 16 October 2019 23: 24
    0
    So far, "mnogokhodovochka" Putin and his team, it is possible. The United States increased duties for Turkey by 50%, for the leading EU countries up to 20%, and this is nothing more than sanctions. Thus, the United States is alienating itself from itself as Turkey, like many EU countries.
    A coalition against the United States from Turkey, Iran, Syria and the United Arab Emirates under the auspices of Russia is planned in the Middle East. Russia has shown these countries that it is better to live in peace than in anger. She proposed among herself and with other countries an economic, partnership in partnership on the basis of equality and not interference in each other's internal affairs. This they began to understand and slowly followed the advice of the Kremlin.
    And it is gratifying. It is a peace in the region and a weakening of hegemon.
    1. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 17 October 2019 02: 04
      0
      Quote: kriwo.alek
      And it is gratifying. This is the world in the region.

      Well, in the meantime, under the "Turkish Stream":
      Petersburg company Termeks Group has opened a factory in Turkey. It is reported by Kommersant.
      The plant will produce gas heating equipment. The production capacity of the first commissioned production line is 100 thousand units per year. Convection and condensation single and double-circuit wall-mounted gas heating boilers with a capacity of 24, 28 and 35 kW are manufactured on the line.
      The company will sell products in different countries of the world. About 50 percent of the total volume will be produced for export.
  18. Ah
    Ah 17 October 2019 08: 08
    0
    Quote: ALEXXX1983
    Quote: A. H.
    Will Turkey eventually acquire JF-17 Block3 Pakistan assembly?

    Rather, J-31.


    Quite possible. But Turkey needs planes "here and now," and the J-31 is still too "raw" for export.