April 4, 2019 / 3:39 PM / 8 months ago

Training of Turkish pilots on F-35 jets to continue: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Thursday it would continue training Turkish pilots on two F-35 jets at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, despite a dispute over Ankara’s plans to purchase a Russian air defense system.

“The training will continue at Luke Air Force Base,” Pentagon spokesman Charlie Summers told reporters.

Asked if there was any plan to take those two jets back, Summers said: “We have no plan to do that.”

Reporting by Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart; Editing by Phil Berlowitz

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