Erdogan Wants US-Made F-35’s for Turkish Pilots to Violate Greek Airspace

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool, FILE)

Having repeatedly sending F-16 fighter jets into Greek airspace, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pressing for the United States to allow his country to buy F-35’s while going ahead with plans to buy a Russian S-400 missile defense system.

Greek-American and Diaspora groups and Hellenophiles in the Congress, led by New Jersey Democrat Sen. Robert Menendez, want to block the sale of the F-35s critics said could be used against Greece which ironically now has its closest ties ever to Washington.

That came after Prime Minister and Radical Left SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras dropped his anti-American and anti-NATO positions just as he reneged on anti-austerity promises and surrendered to the demands of European creditors to get an 86-billion euro ($96.6 billion) third bailout in the summer of 2015.

Erdogan said the F-35 project would collapse if Turkey did not participate, and that it would be an injustice to exclude his country over its plan to buy the Russian S-400 air defense system, said Reuters, although the US fears the fighter jet design could be compromised by Turkey having both.

President Donald Trump and Erdogan were said to have talked about setting up a working group to discuss whether Turkey could get the jets as the American leader is keen to sell weapons to almost anyone, although US intelligence is reportedly anxious and sanctions on Turkey were on the table if Erdogan persisted.

Turkey and Greece are both members of NATO but the defense alliance said it would refuse to intervene in Turkey’s repeated violations of Greek airspace and also waters by Turkish warships and vessels.

Like other NATO allies of the US, Turkey is both a prospective buyer and a partner in production of the F-35, which has been beset by cost overruns and delays, and entered service in the United States in 2015.

Speaking at a defense industry fair, Erdogan said those trying to exclude Turkey from the F-35 project had not thought the process through, and were ignoring its interests, the news agency added.
“We were surely not going to remain silent against our right to self-defense being disregarded and attempts to hit us where it hurts,” Erdogan said. “This is the kind of process that is behind the S-400 agreement we reached with Russia.”

“Nowadays, we are being subject to a similar injustice – or rather an imposition – on the F-35s … let me be frank: An F-35 project from which Turkey is excluded is bound to collapse completely,” Erdogan said, adding that Turkey was also rapidly working to develop its own air defense systems.

The broadcaster NTV reported that Turkish Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin had also discussed the S-400 system and the F-35 program with US National Security Adviser John Bolton, as well as a date for Trump to visit Turkey.

Turkey said earlier it expected Trump to use a waiver to protect it against penalties over its purchase of the S-400s, after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Turkey could could also face retribution for the deal under the US Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CATSAA).

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  1. While I must admit ..that it is difficult for me to read the TNH propaganda tabloid for White supremacist Aristocrats who support war crimes, corruption, crimes against humanity and oppression of the sovereignty of the independent countries of the world… they are a gold mine in tipping off the intentions of the fascist in our government and how the media aristocracy collaborates in distorting information to support their criminal behavior.

    For instance… if you read the following line from TNH article , you would believe that the greatest Hellene in Greek History, and member of the Greek secret Society of Ahepa Mason …Senator Robert Menendez..the most corrupt “Pay to Play” politician in the history of America ..and acknowledged Israeli Agent..who receives up to 1 million dollars for his service to Israel.by Jewish lobbies…..also represents Greece and Greeks in valiantly fighting the sales of F-35’s fighters to Turkey to prevent them from using them against Greece!

    TNH writes.. …

    “Greek-American and Diaspora groups and Hellenophiles in the Congress, led by New Jersey Democrat Sen. Robert Menendez, want to block the sale of the F-35s critics said could be used against Greece which ironically now has its closest ties ever to Washington.”

    TNH lies to promote an indicted congressman who will provide the F-35;s to Turkey , if only they would also buy anti ballistic missiles from the U.S …and not Russia!

    Menendez, TNH, and Ahepa Masons …traitors!

    1. “Greek-American and Diaspora groups and Hellenophiles in the Congress, led by New Jersey Democrat Sen. Robert Menendez, want to block the sale of the F-35s critics said could be used against Greece which ironically now has its closest ties ever to Washington.”
      Are they implying that is Greece didn’t have good relations with Washington, then they would support the sale of F-35s to Turkey?

  2. Baffled ..you make a good point, .however, the Greek Secret Society of ,TNH, and made in American Greeks would not only support the F-35’s sales to Turkey,.if Greece was not compliant to the Secret Society cult who run America now, .but would ask Ahepan Mason and War Criminal Robert Menendez to do what he did in libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Ukraine. and now personally doing with the mobsters of Washington in Venezuela, and provides a glimpse of what the Dispora and fascist master would do in Greece!

    Just think, if Tsipras did not surrender the sovereignty of Greece to Geoffrey Pyatt and Menendez… Greece would have been subjected to complete economic warfare by the US and EU and threats of invasion, just like Venezuela! However ,. the leader of Venezuela ..is no Tsipras…but like Assad of Syria… not a coward or traitor to his people! ,

    First. the despora and Pompeio would follow their new regime change protocol by identifying, a thug or mobster in the Greek Government, who is promised power and money in Greece, like Porchenko in the Ukraine, and Guido in Venezeula,.who will declare that the economic suffering of Greece.is because of a socialist leader, who was fraudulently elected by the people of Greece, then the U.S will recognize him as the leader of Greece, and confiscate Greece assets, and impose economic sanctions on the people of Greece to starve them , until they surrendered Tsipras!

    Dispora and Greek Secret Soicieties..frauds!

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