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Biden administration urges Congress to approve Turkey’s F-16 upgrade

President Biden’s administration reportedly requested the House of Representatives to approve the upgrade of Turkey’s F-16 fighters, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. Potential deals may include high-tech missiles, radar systems, and electronic warfare suites for fighters.

According to the article, the Biden administration will use the agreement sent by the Turkish government to parliament last month to help organizations that were very critical of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan enjoy such an agreement. You may have established a level of. After purchasing the Russian S-400 missile defense system.

It is hoped that such an agreement will help bring Turkey and the West closer together and mitigate the fear of the country drifting towards Russia and China.

But despite this quiet report of encouragement by the administration, much of the US Congress remains critical. They cite the ongoing relationship between Ankara and Moscow as an important hurdle and also focus on human rights issues with the belief that Osman Kavala opposes this settlement.

https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1184112/biden-administration-asks-congress-to-approve-turkish-f-16-upgrade/ Biden administration urges Congress to approve Turkey’s F-16 upgrade

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