President Erdoğan said, "We are going further and further in the defense industry, and we will go further. But tomorrow, 'Why don't you buy the F-35?' Emphasizing the words "If you don't give, we won't buy. Then we will apply to other doors." The Greek press claimed that Turkey's new warplane will be the Russian-made "Su-75 Checkmate". The US press praised the "Su-75 Checkmate" in their analysis and included the concern in its news.
USA has accepted the lawlessness it has done to Turkey Dialogue begins again for a solution in the F-35 program
Stating that there is no legal basis for the USA to exclude Turkey from the F-35 program, Defense Industry President İsmail Demir said, "The last letter of the USA justified us," and said that the dialogue process will start again in the F-35.
Mayıs 7, 2021
It was stated that the United States notified Ankara that Turkey had officially removed it from the F-35 program. It was noted that the 2006 memorandum was updated with the remaining 8 partners, and no new participants were added to the program.
Mayıs 3, 2021