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The Europeans rejected Turkey, and Turkey was in a hurry, not to want Typhoon fighters, but to want the Chinese Thunder instead

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When it comes to Turkey, many people are very confused. Because this country in Asia Minor connects Asia and Europe, it seems that Asian countries do not regard it as an Asian country, and European countries do not regard it as a European country. The former Ottoman Turkey was so powerful that it directly hindered exchanges between Europe and Asia. It was only later that Turkey weakened and it faded from the sequence of great powers. The once strong and domineering has led to the fact that this country is still not recognized.

The Europeans rejected Turkey, and Turkey was in a hurry, not to want Typhoon fighters, but to want the Chinese Thunder instead

According to the Eurasian Times, Turkey has recently been tricked by Europe and the United States again. The United States refused to supply F-16 fighter jets to Turkey. So Turkey turned to Germany for Typhoon fighters. But Germany rejected Turkey's proposal, citing human rights violations. Recently, it has been reported in the Turkish media that Turkey is in contact with representatives of Pakistan and China to discuss the purchase of the Thunder Dragon jointly developed by China and Pakistan. If this rumor is true, then it means that for the first time, a Chinese-made fighter has entered service with a European country, albeit an atypical European country. Although the performance of the Thunder is weaker than that of typical third-generation fighters in Europe and the United States under the initial design conditions. But after years of technological development in China, Thunder has advanced to the third batch. The new generation of Thunder fighters is equipped with an active phased array radar and is capable of launching PL-15 long-range air-to-air missiles, and its combat effectiveness is no weaker than that of fighters such as the F-16 and Typhoon.

The Europeans rejected Turkey, and Turkey was in a hurry, not to want Typhoon fighters, but to want the Chinese Thunder instead

Presumably, everyone understands Turkey's awkward position in Europe. Turkey has been a member of NATO since 1952, but even now Turkey has not been able to join the EU. It can be seen from the reluctance of European and American countries to sell fighter jets to Turkey this time that the old Europeans are not willing to accept Turkey as an anomaly psychologically.

The Europeans rejected Turkey, and Turkey was in a hurry, not to want Typhoon fighters, but to want the Chinese Thunder instead

Turkey took this opportunity to switch to Chinese fighter jets, and also has long-term plans for the future. In fact, Turkey is not a poor and white white Ding, Turkey still has a good domestic military industrial system, for example, Turkey's drones have killed all sides in many battlefields, which is no worse than China's drones. But the military aviation industry is too complicated after all, and with the strength of Turkey alone, it cannot be completed in any way. In this case, it is necessary to seek cooperation. It turned out that Turkey's favored partner was Russia, and Putin had personally sold Su-57 fighter jets to Erdogan. But now that Ukraine is fighting like this, this road will definitely not work.

The Europeans rejected Turkey, and Turkey was in a hurry, not to want Typhoon fighters, but to want the Chinese Thunder instead

Pakistan and Turkey have very good relations, and these two countries are the iron buddies of the Islamic world. Pakistan has purchased a lot of weapons and equipment from Turkey, including drones, helicopters and frigates. And Turkey's coveting Pakistani Thunder fighter is not a day or two. This is not just the performance of the fighter itself, the key is that Pakistan, with the support of China, has established a production line in the country, and it can build as many as it wants, and the logistics are extremely perfect. This is what Turkey dreams of. If the production line can be obtained, Turkey will no longer have to look at the faces of Europe and the United States. Of course, the United States will definitely not let Turkey succeed so easily, so we have to wait and see whether the Thunder can enter Turkey.

The Europeans rejected Turkey, and Turkey was in a hurry, not to want Typhoon fighters, but to want the Chinese Thunder instead

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