Will Turkey Really Get an Aircraft Carrier Armed with F-35s?

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Whether or not Turkey finally gets its hands on the F-35B, Anadolu will become one of the most important ships the Turkish navy has ever operated.

  • Robert Farley
  • The National Interest

The missions she eventually undertakes will depend very much on political decisions in Ankara; how close to remain to the United States, how to manage tensions with Greece, and how to handle Russia.

But Anadolu is a useful enough platform that she can make an important contribution to any of these problems.

Turkey has decided to join the aircraft carrier club.

Within two years, the…

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