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US may approve F-16 sale to Turkey in two months

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 4th November, 2022 09:03:57 PM
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said the process of the United States approving the sale of F-16 fighter jets to NATO member Turkey was going well and could be completed within a couple of months.

Turkey made a request to the United States in October 2021 to buy 40 Lockheed Martin Corp F-16 fighters and nearly 80 modernisation kits for its existing warplanes to update its air force after the purchase of F-35s fell through, Hindustan Time reported.

CNN Turk cited spokesman Ibrahim Kalin as saying in an interview with the broadcaster on Thursday evening that the administration of President Joe Biden was making sincere efforts on the issue.