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US Halts F-35 Deliveries To Turkey Over Russian Arms

WASHINGTON: The United States has halted delivery of equipment related to the stealthy F-35 fighter aircraft to Turkey after the NATO ally insisted on a major purchase from Russia.

According to the United States, Turkey´s decision to buy Russia´s S-400 system was incompatible with remaining part of the emblematic US warplane program.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has refused to back down from Ankara’s planned purchase of a Russian S-400 missile defense system that the United States has said would compromise the security of F-35 aircraft.

Turkey has said it will take delivery of the S-400s in July.