Turkey has been formally ousted from the US-led F-35 fighter jet programme in response to Ankara’s decision to go ahead and receive the Russian S-400 Triumf missile system.

Washington had warned Turkey that it would no longer be able to remain a partner in the production of F35, a programme in which the Turkish industry has a $12bn stake. Shifting production from Turkey to other suppliers will also cost the US $500-to-600 million.

Turkey has ordered 100 F35s.

 

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