Turkey would be forced to “look elsewhere” to satisfy its defense needs if the current dispute surrounding F-35 fighter jets from the U.S. continued, Turkey’s president on Tuesday said he told his U.S. counterpart during a recent meeting.

“We said that if the current disagreement on F-35 fighter jets continues, Turkey must look elsewhere to meet medium term needs,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s parliamentary group about a meeting he had with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on Nov.13.

Underlining that Turkey was a partner in the production of F-35 fighter jets,

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