It is reported by RIA Novosti.

According to Erdogan, Turkey is currently negotiating the supply of F-16s, but the United States is refusing to sell.

“We were promised F-35 aircraft, but they did not keep their word.

Although we have paid about $1 billion 400 million.

There are no planes and the money has not been returned,” the Turkish leader said.

Earlier, the United States excluded Turkey from the program for the supply of the latest F-35 fighters in punishment for the purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems.

US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland said that Turkey's approval of Finland and Sweden's admission to NATO would facilitate the sale of the F-16.

It has also been reported that F-35 buyers cannot use them without US permission.