The S-400 missile systems Turkey is buying from Russia will be controlled by Ankara, Turkey’s Hurriyet daily said on Thursday quoting Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, ONA reports citing TASS.
"Some say that S-400 systems will pose a threat for F-35 fighter jets," he reportedly said during a visit to Latvia. "These systems will under our control. They will be integrated into the NATO system. They will be under our total control."
He also recalled that Ankara had approached Washington with an initiative to set up a joint working group to look at ways of settling the dispute over Turkey’s plans to buy Russian S-400 systems.
By now, Turkey has ordered 30 out of possible 100 US F-35 fighters, multi-role stealth fighter jets capable of carrying nuclear weapons. Along with the United States, eight countries, namely Australia, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Italy, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway and Turkey, are taking part in the project. More to it, Israel and Japan buy such jets.