Turkey planning to buy 40 Eurofighter typhoon jets

Turkey’s Defence Minister Yasar Gular has confirmed that the Turkey is in talks with Britain and Spain to buy 40 Eurofighter Typhoon jets, though Germany objected to the idea.

“We are working on procurement,” he said at a parliamentary hearing in Ankara.

“Now the UK and Spain are making efforts to convince Germany, (though) we are not in talks with Germany… If possible, we plan to purchase 40 Eurofighter Typhoon jets.”

NATO member Turkey has also asked to buy U.S. F-16 fighter jets though that purchase order has been delayed.

Noteworthy, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is set to visit Germany on Friday for talks with Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/turkey-talks-with-britain-spain-buy-40-eurofighter-typhoon-jets-2023-11-16/