U.S. congressmen from both parties send a letter to Biden asking to stop the sale of F-16s to Turkey-International-Liberty Times Electronic News


11 U.S. congressmen jointly sent a letter to Biden, requesting that the sale of F-16s to Turkey be stopped. The picture shows the Turkish Air Force F-16. (European News Agency)

2021/10/27 07:54

[Real-time news/comprehensive report]Turkey recently reported that it will purchase F-16 fighter jets and modernization kits from the United States. In response to this, the U.S. Democratic and Republican congressmen jointly sent a letter to President Biden and Secretary of State Brinken, requesting the U.S. government Stop exporting F-16 fighters to Turkey.

According to “Reuters”, this joint letter was initiated by 11 bipartisan congressmen including Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (Nicole Malliotakis) and Democratic Rep. Maloney (Carolyn Maloney). The content of the letter mentioned that 11 bipartisan congressmen expressed deep concern over Turkey’s possible purchase of 40 F-16 fighters and 80 modern upgrade kits.

The content of the letter pointed out that after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced in September that it would purchase an additional batch of Russian S-400 missile defense systems, it would not be possible to send U.S.-made fighter jets to an ally who continues to behave like an enemy. Damage the national security of the United States. Eleven members of the House of Representatives stated in the letter that if Turkey’s plan makes progress, we believe that Congress will prevent any similar export activities and that the United States cannot transfer any advanced military equipment to the Turkish government.

Regarding the content of the joint letter from the House of Representatives, the White House and the State Department did not respond.

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