Erdogan buying Russian Sukhoi-57 instead of American F-35

A bit if ice cream while at the show

Erdogan, Putin examine the fifth-generation Russian Su-57 fighter during Erdogan’s visit to the Russian 2019 Max show.

In addition to the Su-57, Russia has also offered to sell SU-30sm and SU-35 at the 2019 Max Expo and transfer technology to Turkey for some of these fighters.

Putin-Erdogan conversation while reviewing the Sukhoi 57

Erdogan: Is this Sukhoi?
Putin: Yes, the fifth generation

Erdogan: flying?
Putin: Yes it is flying today

Erdogan: Can we buy it?
Putin: Yes you can

Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports that Russian and Turkish leaders are in talks over Russia’s delivery of advanced Russian fighter aircraft Sukhoi 37 and 57 to Turkey.

Iranian President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Russia and Erdogan’s and Putin’s visit to Russia’s advanced Sukhoi aircraft at Russia’s Max 2019 air show in Moscow on Monday, RIA Novosti reported.

The Russian government had earlier announced Moscow’s desire to sell advanced Sukhoi planes to Turkey after declaring that the US F-35 advanced aircraft would not be delivered to Turkey. Erdogan has also threatened that if the Trump administration fails to deliver the American F-35 aircraft to Turkey, the Ankara government will meet its defense requirements from other sources, including Russia.