Turkey to purchase two F-35 fighters

Turkish officials said the decision to purchase the F-35s came after a meeting with defense officials and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The initial purchase is part of a plan to eventually buy 100 F-35 planes.

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Turkey’s announcement comes after Japan agreed last month to make the F-35 its next-generation fighter jet.

Turkey also is planning to purchase 15 helicopters from Bell Helicopter.