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US working with Congress towards Turkey F-16 sale

Opposition to the sale of 40 new fighter jets remains entrenched in the Senate.
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The Biden administration is working with lawmakers in Congress in hopes of advancing a long-anticipated $20 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey, Al-Monitor has learned.

Members of the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs committees were informally notified of the proposal, which includes 40 new F-16s and upgrades for some 80 of Turkey’s existing F-16s, on Thursday ahead of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s visit to Washington next week.

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