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Turkey may cancel 100 Boeing orders, worth $10 billion

President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the failure of the transaction may occur due to the conflict between Ankara and Washington.

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Turkey may cancel 100 Boeing orders, worth $10 billion

Turkish authorities may withdraw an order for the supply of aircraft of the American company Boeing against the background of tensions with the United States.

"I said to (U.S. President Donald) Trump (at the G20 summit) in Osaka: even if Turkey is not buying the Patriot anti-aircraft missile system, the Patriot missile system, we are buying Boeing,” Erdogan was quoted as saying by Bloomberg.

"We are good customers. But if our conflict continues, we will have to reconsider this issue,” he said.

Turkey currently expects to supply 100 Boeing aircraft, worth $10 billion, the agency said.

In 2013, the national carrier Turkish Airlines, 49% of which is owned by the Turkish government, announced the decision to purchase 75 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. 

In 2018, the airline announced its intention to purchase 25 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, which are due to be delivered by 2023.

 

 

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