Turkey asks US for F-16 jets amid NATO, Congress rows

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Turkey on Wednesday appealed to the United States to expedite a F-16 jets deal, the sale of which some US officials hope could coax Ankara to lift objections to NATO expansion but is bitterly opposed by a key senator. Meeting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said he intended to discuss his country’s request for modernized versions of the mainstay F-16 fighter jets. “As we said together before, this is not only for Turkey but also important for NATO and for the United States as well,” Cavusoglu said. “So we expect the approval in line with our join…

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