Israel warned Russia against selling Su-35 to Turkey
August 12, 2019 11:44
"From a commercial point of view, this is beneficial, but Turkey is not the most reliable partner for Russia. As they say, she dances at all weddings at once, ”the ex-Israeli ambassador to Russia Zvi Magen told the VZGLYAD newspaper, commenting on the information on the consideration by the Turkish defense industry secretariat of the possibility of purchasing Russian Su-35 multi-role fighters.
“Turkey’s purchase of Su-35 fighters is unlikely to have a significant impact on the alignment of forces in the region. If we compare with the American F-35, then we are talking about machines that are similar in their characteristics and capabilities, so I think there is not much difference, ”said Zvi Magen. “Turkey is not at war with anyone now, so this deal will not be able to seriously change the situation.”
At the same time, the interlocutor noted that if we talk about the commercial aspect, then the option with the supply of Turkish fighters is certainly beneficial for Russia.
“On the other hand, I want to remind you that Turkey is a dubious partner for Russia, because today Turkish interests are here, and tomorrow they are there. As they say, Turkey dances at all weddings and sits on all chairs. She is an active member of NATO and will not go anywhere from there, ”the former Israeli ambassador to Russia emphasized.
“At the same time, the country is going through a transitional period of its history, and if Russia continues to make efforts to develop relations with Turkey in the direction of military-technical cooperation, anything can happen. It is clear that, given the issue of security of the southern borders of Russia, including the Black Sea, Turkey is a very important and serious friend. But only the time will tell how the situation turns, ”Zvi Magen concluded.
As the newspaper VZGLYAD previously reported, the Turkish authorities responsible for the purchase of weapons turned to the secretariat of the country's defense industry and the command of the Turkish Air Force with a request to evaluate the Russian proposal for the supply of Su-35 multipurpose fighters.
If Moscow’s proposal is approved by the departments, Ankara will begin a substantive discussion of the deal with the Russian side.
Ridicule... While it is true possible that Turkey will again "stab Russia in the back", it is better for Russia if the ottomans will spend their money subsidizing Russia aerospace industry, instead of the american one.
If and when the wannabe sultan decides to go against Russia, it would not make a huge difference if they use Russian made or Western made equipment
Unless the problem is from the Israeli side, since it's possible that american made f-35s cannot be used against NATO or Israel, while Russian jets have not such limitations...