S-400s stationed in Russia and a F-35 on maneuvers © Reuters / Vitaly Nevar (L) Reuters / Amir Cohen (R)

NPR: U.S.-Turkey Standoff More than F-35 Escalates As Each and every Side Waits For The Other To Blink

The U.S. has suspended the delivery of components and system supplies to Turkey that it requirements for standing up a important $12 billion jet fighter system there. The U.S. Defense Division says deliveries will not resume unless Ankara abandons its planned acquisition of a Russian missile defense method.

It is the most up-to-date slap in an escalating showdown in between two longtime NATO allies whose ties have turn into increasingly strained in current years.

At concern are two massive arms offers getting pursued by Ankara. Turkey desires to obtain 100 F-35s, Lockheed Martin Corp.’s most up-to-date generation of stealth jet fighters. Turkey also intends to set up Russia’s sophisticated S-400 air-defense missile method.

U.S. officials have told Turkey that it can’t have each.

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WNU Editor: Turkey is saying that their agreement with Russia to obtain their S-400 missile method is a carried out deal …. Russian S-400 obtain a ‘done deal,’ in spite of US freeze on F-35 deliveries – Turkish FM (RT). A lot more right here …. Turkish foreign minister: Defense deal with Russia ‘done’ in spite of US threats (The Hill)

A lot more News On Turkey’s Selection To Obtain Russia’s S-400 Air-Defense Missile Technique

Higher stakes for Turkey as Erdogan faces selection in between US F-35 fighter jet and Russia’s S-400 missile method — CNBC
Turkey says proposed functioning group to ease U.S. worries more than Russian S-400s — Reuters
Turkey’s marriage of F-35 and S-400 ‘absolutely unsustainable,’ says EUCOM nominee — Defense News
Turkey ought to decide on in between remaining NATO companion or acquiring Russian S-400 – Pence — RT
U.S. VP Pence warns Turkey against acquiring Russian air defenses — Reuters
Pentagon holds out hope of salvaging military sales to Turkey — Al-Monitor
Turkish Pilots Continue F-35 Coaching Regardless of US Halting Deliveries – Report — Sputnik