The United States and Turkey may be longtime NATO allies, but that was not enough to stop Washington from kicking Turkey out of its F-35 fighter jet programme in response to Turkey’s purchase of Russia’s S-400 missile system.
Analysts have said that they do not expect Turkey’s expulsion to create a rift in the NATO alliance, with NATO’s secretary-general praising Turkey’s role.
However, Ankara has said the move was unfair and warned it could harm relations between the US and Turkey.
Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker reports.
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