Fighter Sale to Turkey Could Pit Trump Against Congress

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  • A battle is brewing over the transfer of F-35 fighter jets.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are threatening to block Turkey from obtaining its promised fleet of 100 F-35 fighter jets over Ankara’s human rights violations and planned purchase of a…

But it’s not clear that President Donald Trump’s administration will back them up.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company - Fort Worth- Beth Steel Document AT-1 Turkey Rollout Ceremony Events 6/20/18 FP18-11780 Susan Turner

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company – Fort Worth- Beth Steel
Document AT-1 Turkey Rollout Ceremony Events
6/20/18
FP18-11780
Susan Turner

Turkey, the third-largest planned operator of the F-35 after the United States and United Kingdom, just received its first aircraft during a June 21 rollout ceremony at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth, Texas, facility.

But members of…

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