Russia in talks with Turkey to sell Su-57 fighter jet after US suspends F-35

A prototype of the Su-57 in flight at the MAKS 2011 air show. (wikipedia coomons)


Russia is in talks with Turkey to sell its Su-57 stealth fighter jet to the NATO member state, a senior Russian official said on Wednesday, state media reported.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was shown the advanced fighter jet, comparable to the US F-35, during a visit to an air show in the Moscow region this week.

The United States, a fellow NATO member, recently suspended Turkey from its F-35 fighter jet programme in reaction to Turkey purchasing a surface-to-air missile system, the S-400, from rival Russia.

The US has repeatedly said that the Russian missile system and the F-35 are incompatible.

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