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Turkey, Britain agree to speed up fighter jet project

Published: December 11, 2019 15:10:29 | Updated: December 15, 2019 15:20:31


Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu - Reuters file photo

Turkey and Britain have agreed to speed up work on a project to build fighter jets, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told broadcaster A Haber on Wednesday.

The two countries agreed a 100 million pound ($133 million) deal in 2017 to develop Turkish fighter jets, and Turkey’s Kale Group said it was setting up a joint venture with Rolls-Royce to work on the project, Reuters reported.

In March Rolls-Royce said it had scaled back efforts to join the programme.

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