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The Wall Street Journal: Pentagon suspends deliveries of F-35 fighters to Turkey

The U.S. is suspending delivery of support equipment and supplies to Turkey for F-35 jet fighters because of Ankara’s pursuit of a Russian antiaircraft system over repeated U.S. objections, the Pentagon announced Monday.

The administration decision comes at a delicate time for Washington-Ankara ties. The U.S. now is in talks with Turkey over counterterrorism in the post-Islamic State period and is seeking to stave off a Turkish incursion into Syria to target Kurdish forces, who are a key U.S. combat partner in the nation.

Turkey received its first Lockheed Martin Corp. LMT, +1.38% F-35 plane last June, and for the U.S.

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