Three US Senators (two Republicans and one Democrat) have introduced a bill that would block sales of the high tech F-35 stealth aircraft to NATO ally Turkey.

“President [Recep Tayyip] Erdogan has continued down a path of reckless governance and disregard for the rule of law. Individual freedoms have been increasingly diminished as Erdogan consolidates power for himself, and Turkey’s strategic decisions regrettably fall more and more out of line with, and at times in contrast to, US interests,” Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., said in a statement.

Lankford was joined by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C., in introducing the legislation. – Washington Examiner

It is reported that Turkey wants to purchase 100 F-35 aircraft.

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