Reuters: Turkey says Shanahan letter on F-35s not in line with spirit of alliance12 June 2019 | 14:34 | FOCUS News Agency
U.S. acting Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan’s letter to his counterpart, seen by Reuters, had outlined how Turkey would be pulled out of the F-35 fighter jet program unless Ankara changes course from its plans to purchase a Russian missile defence system.
Akar, cited by the defense ministry in a statement, also said Turkey is preparing a response to the letter and that it would be sent to the U.S. in the coming days. He added that he would hold a phone call with Shanahan on Thursday.
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