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Turkey wants to buy 40 Eurofighters but Germany objects

The reasons why the Recep Tayyip Erdogan travels tomorrow to Germany the Turkish Defense Minister revealed in essence. Yasar Guler told the Planning and Budget Committee of the TBMM, that he is not in favor of buying American F-35s and that Turkey has expressed the desire to buy 40 Eurofighters from Britain and Spain. However, Germany expresses objections to the specific plan, as its correspondent reports SKY in Constantinople, Manolis Kostidis.

“I am not in favor of buying the F-35. There is another debate in America about whether we should switch to other aircraft. We want to buy the Eurofighter, a very efficient aircraft, but Germany has objections. Britain and Spain say they will solve it. We are planning to buy 40 Eurofighter fighter jets from the United Kingdom and Spain,” said the Turkish Defense Minister.

Referring to the latest situation regarding the national fighter jet Kaan, which was developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TUSAŞ), Güler said: “God willing, KAAN will make its flight at the end of this year.” Regarding the S-400 air defense systems purchased from Russia, Güler said: “We cannot take the S-400s and leave them in a corner of a factory. When we need them, we’ll push the button.”

Source: News Beast

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