Doug Jones, Assistant Undersecretary for European and Eurasian Affairs at the US Department of State, stated that US President Joe Biden supports Turkey’s plans to modernize its F-16 fleet and is willing to work with Congress on this issue.
At the “Foreign Press Center” in Washington, Jones briefed international journalists on the results of the NATO Summit in Madrid last week.
Stating that at this meeting, it was seen that NATO became an even more cohesive alliance due to the Russia-Ukraine war, Jones described the official invitation of Finland and Sweden to NATO as a “historic” step.
Jones also answered the AA reporter’s question about how the process will progress regarding Turkey’s demand for purchasing F-16s and modernizing existing F-16s after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Biden met in Madrid.
Stating that the F-16 issue has been on the agenda for a long time and the US administration has expressed its support, Jones said, “Biden supports this sale. However, Biden also made it clear that the issue required congressional approval. The two leaders (Erdogan and Biden) have spoken out in this regard: “Our government’s position has not changed since the summit. We support the sale, and Biden has indicated his willingness to work with Congress on this. “, has used this expression.