Ankara will fend for itself if the U.S. carry on with its current stance on F-35
“Ankara will fend for itself if the U.S. carry on with its current stance on the F-35 fighters’ sale to Turkey,” President Erdoğan said, adding that they want to be a market but want to be a country that goes to look for a market.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan performed Friday prayer at Melike Hatun Mosque in Ankara after receiving congratulations on the occasion of August 30 Victory Day at the Presidential Complex.
Answering reporters’ questions following the Friday prayer, President Erdoğan, in response to a question about Idlib, said the situation as regards the city is not quite to Turkey’s liking.
President Erdoğan noted that a lot of people were killed and displaced from their homes in Idlib. “They are now pushing towards the north, heading towards us.”
“We have taken all the necessary precautions. Our 12 observation posts are on the alert. There have been some harassments targeting our observation posts No. 9 and 10. Yet, necessary warnings have been issued following our talks with Mr. Putin.”
Asked about his latest visit to Russia and his inspections of Russia’s Su-57 fighter aircraft at MAKS 2019 aviation fair, President Erdoğan said Ankara will fend for itself if the U.S. carry on with its current stance on the F-35 fighters’ sale to Turkey.