Turkiye’s strong desire to buy F-16 from US persists, defying previous statements
Despite previous claims from Turkish public figures, Ankara remains committed to purchasing the latest F-16 fighter jets from the US.
On 29 May, US President Joe Biden said his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan – who just secured another term in the recent election – expressed his intentions about the Lockheed Martin-manufactured aircraft.
Biden, in turn, wants Turkiye to drop its objection to Sweden’s NATO membership.
"He [Erdogan] still wants to work on something on the F-16s. I told him we wanted a deal with Sweden, so let's get that done. And so we'll be back in touch with one another,'
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