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In addition to drawing scrutiny over his Russia ties, former national security adviser Michael Flynn was also under a separate FBI investigation over his lobbying work for the Turkish government.
The Turkish lira climbed on Monday following news of another election victory for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a parliamentary majority for an alliance led by his party.
If Turkey owns the F-35 and a Russian air defense system, it could blunt a key NATO advantage over Russia: the next-generation capabilities of the most expensive weapons system every built.
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The Turkish lira rose against the dollar Thursday as the country's central bank hiked rates more than expected to 17.75%.
At least 1,178 migrants have died worldwide in 2018 through May 28.
If Turkey owned the F-35 and the S-400, it would give Russia a window into NATO's missile defense network and the F-35's next-generation capabilities.
The Turkish lira continued sinking early Thursday as investors blew off an emergency interest rate hike.
The Turkish lira plummeted to a record low versus the US dollar Tuesday as investors pull cash out of the country ahead of a presidential election next month.
Head-to-head comparisons of countries' armed forces have to compensate for a variety of factors, but the number of troops a country can commit to combat right away is a key factor in its military strength.