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Defense minister says Turkey, US to overcome F-35 problem

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar is seen during an interview with Reuters in Ankara, Turkey, October 23, 2019. Turkish Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS
2019-10-23

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SULAIMANI – Turkey expects that disagreements with the United States over production of F-35 fighter jets will be overcome, its defense minister told Reuters, adding Ankara remained at the center of NATO despite criticism from allies of its incursion into Syria.

In an interview on Wednesday, Hulusi Akar also said he hoped US sanctions would only be temporary over Turkey’s assault this month on the Kurdish YPG fighters in northeastern Syria.

(NRT Digital Media/ Reuters)