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Turkey firmly responded to the United States on the expulsion of pilots and the removal from the F-35


Turkey responded to the expulsion of pilots from the United States against the background of the C-400 deal.

The decision of the United States to expel the Turkish pilots of their country and to stop their training on F-35 flights will not force Ankara to abandon the acquisition of Russian C-400 complexes. This statement was made by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt авavuşoлуlu.

The statement by the Minister was a response to a letter from the Acting Pentagon chief, Patrick Shanahan, sent by him to the Turkish side on the sixth of June. In it, he notified that the Turkish pilots must leave the US before July 31.

Commenting on the situation, Cavusoglu said that Turkey has already completed the process of buying Russian C-400, which means that this topic is no longer being discussed. At the same time, the Minister again made a proposal on the establishment of a working group for a dialogue on this issue. Washington did not respond to the previous initiative.

The Turkish leadership is preparing an official response to the Pentagon letter and maintains contacts with the Russian Federation on C-400. These complexes will arrive in the country in July.

The head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry noted that “No one has the right to speak with Turkey in the language of ultimatums”.

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