Lockheed Martin F-35

Turkey Ready to Snub U.S., NATO Allies and Buy Russian Warplanes

Turkey and Russia have begun talks aimed at letting the former buy Sukhoi Su-35 and Su-57 fighter jets from Russia in a direct snub to the the Trump administration which nixed a deal that would’ve allowed NATO-ally Ankara to add the new F-35 Lightning II to its combat aircraft fleet.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (3rd R) and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan