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Submitted by AlbertE. (United States), Feb 19, 2019 at 20:54

By his purges in the aftermath of the coup attempt, Erdogan basically eliminated his air force. No more combat pilots left. Going to take decades to recover the top to bottom and bottom to top combat capability. Flying the plane is one thing. Doing so in combat is another.

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