Sukhoi Su-57 or Shenyang J-31? Turkey eyes Russian, Chinese jets as US tightens the noose on F-35 deal

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Turkey is looking towards Russia’s Sukhoi Su-57 and Chinese Shenyang J-31 to arm its air force after the United States of America warned Ankara that it will stop the delivery of F-35, its fifth generation stealth fighter. The US has asked Turkey to cancel the deal with Russia for the S-400 Triumf missile system if it wants to have the F-35 in its arsenal.

Turkey’s pro-government newspaper Yeni Safak has reported that its defence leadership is now looking at the Sukhoi Su-57 and Shenyang J-31 fifth-generation fighters if the USA scraps the deal to sell 100 F-35s. The newspaper reports that Turkey has prepared “plans B, C, and D” if the USA cancels the F-35 deal.

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