"We call on the United States to reverse this decision. It's a mistake that will cause irreparable damage to our strategic relations," a statement from the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
If the US decides to rapture relations between the two allies, Turkey could follow its own path on regional politics.
Following attacks, Ankara has retaliated with a measured response and warned the regime of severe 'punishment' if its forces are targeted again in future.
Former Pakistan intelligence head General Ehsanul Haq and former deputy chief of Indian Air Force Kapil Kak say US defence missiles are no match to tested Russian defence system. Washington has warned Turkey and India against buying S-400s.
European demand for fighter jets, missile defences and other weapons is growing fast amid concerns about Russia and Iran.
"Turkey fulfills all NATO requirements ... We strongly reject linking this matter with the F-35 [fighter jet programme]," Turkey's Defence Minister Hulisi Akar says.
In a letter, the Turkish defence minister called for mutual respect and friendship after the US backtracked on offering F-35 training to pilots in response to Turkey purchasing Russian-made S-400 defence systems.
For the first time in decades, the United States’ supremacy in missile technology is at risk, as world powers compete over new technology that could entirely redefine the battlefield
Exception PCB, based in England, creates circuit boards that "control many of F-35's core capabilities," broadcaster Sky News reports. UK's defence ministry says there are "no risks associated with their product in the F-35 aircraft supply chain".
Erdogan also vowed to seek answers on Turkey's "exclusion from F-35 project for reasons that have no rational or legitimate basis", adding that Turkey was not only a customer but also a programme partner of the F-35 project.
Ankara is preparing a response to the letter announcing shortening of F-35 pilot training programme, Turkish defence minister says
The resolution criticised Turkey's procurement of Russian S-400 missile defence systems and expressed concerns over the two countries ties.
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