Bilateral Relations

Delegation from Turkiye to arrive to United States for F-26 negotiations

by Daily Sabah

Turkish delegation will visit Washington next week to follow up on U.S. President Joe Biden’s pledge to deliver F-16 fighter jets for Türkiye’s air force, Ankara said Tuesday.

Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said the team would arrive in Washington on Monday upon the invitation of U.S. officials.

But he stressed that Ankara remained firmly opposed to conditions on the sale sought by some members of Congress who worry about Türkiye’s tense relations with Greece.

“We cannot accept these conditions. Our wish is that the Senate removes them,” Akar said in televised remarks.

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