Pentagon expects to resolve row with Turkey over Russiass 400s Shanahan

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The Pentagon confirmed the Reuters report that the equipment delivery had been stopped. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has refused to back down from Ankara`s planned purchase of a Russian S 35 aircraft. Reuters reported last week that Washington was exploring whether it could remove Turkey from production of the F 35. US lawmakers also have expressed alarm over Turkey`s planned purchase of the Russian system. the united states is suspending deliveries related to the f 35 fighter jet to turkey. Erdogan has repeatedly demanded that the United States extradite Gulen whom the Turkish leader accuses of fomenting the coup. The statement comes a day after the United States halted the delivery of equipment related to the F 35 aircraft to Ankara. I expect well solve the problem so that they have the right defense equipment in terms of Patriots and F 35s Shanahan told reporters at the Pentagon on Tuesday. Shanahan also said that he expected the delivery of F 35s currently at Luke Air Force base to Turkey Reuters reports. Turkey remains an important NATO ally and partner to the United States despite concerns over its plans to buy missile defense systems from Russia a day before the start of a NATO meeting in Washington

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