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Israel reportedly lobbied Washington to drop Turkey from F-35 program
By TOI staff 1 August 2019

Israel worked behind the scenes to ensure the United States blocked the sale of its F-35 stealth fighter jets to Turkey as part of its efforts to preserve its military qualitative edge in the region, Channel 12 reported Wednesday.

Israel in recent months lobbied Washington to drop Ankara from the F-35 program after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan went ahead with a purchase of a Russian-made missile defense system that would give Turkey advanced air capabilities.

Washington said the S-400 missile defense batteries would compromise the F-35 program and aid Russian intelligence. Channel 12 reported that Israeli officials were similarly concerned that details of the aircraft’s advanced capabilities would leak to neighboring countries.

More at: https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-reportedly-lobbied-washington-to-drop-turkey-from-f-35-program/  (reader version)

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Re: Israel reportedly lobbied Washington to drop Turkey from F-35 program
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2019, 09:03:41 PM »
Sounds like common sense to me.
I don't believe that Turkey should be in possession of ANY of our advanced weapons.


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