September 27, 2019 / 11:15 AM / 21 days ago

Russia in talks with Turkey on possible Su-35 fighter jet sale - RIA

MOSCOW, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Russia and Turkey are holding talks about the possible sale of Russian-made Sukhoi SU-35 fighter jets to Turkey, but it is too early to talk about a concrete deal, RIA news agency cited a senior Russian official as saying on Friday.

Turkey has been at odds with the United States over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile systems, which Washington says are not compatible with NATO defences and poses a threat to Lockheed Martin's F-35 'stealth' fighter jets.

The United States has also expelled Turkey from the F-35 programme, but Ankara has so far dismissed the warnings. (Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Maria Kiselyova)

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