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U.S. sets aside $440 million to buy back Turkish F-35s

Christian Fernsby |
The United States will set aside $440 million to buy back all F-35 stealth fighter jets Turkey ordered, Dünya newspaper reported, citing the U.S. draft budget for 2020.

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Topics: U.S.    TURKISH    F-35   

U.S. legislators will create a special fund in the budget to purchase the aircraft, which will be transferred to the U.S. military, Dünya said on Tuesday.

Turkey has been suspended from a programme for the production and purchase of the F-35s after it took delivery of S-400 air defence missiles from Russia earlier this year. Turkey still hopes to buy the aircraft, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said in an interview with state-run Anadolu news agency on Monday.

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