Turkey to order first two F-35 fighter jets - statement

Tue May 6, 2014 2:06pm EDT
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ANKARA May 6 (Reuters) - Turkey has decided to order two F-35 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp, Turkey's undersecretary for state-run defence said in a statement on Tuesday.

It would be the first order of Turkey's pre-announced plan to purchase 100 F-35 jets for $16 billion. (Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz, writing by Dasha Afanasieva; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)