U.S Approves Sale of Advanced F-16 Fighter Jets to Turkey

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U.S. President Joe Biden's administration earlier this year approved the long-awaited sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey.

The Block 70 series of aircraft is considered the most advanced fourth-generation fighter aircraft, equipped with the latest technology.

The $20 billion sale includes 40 new F-16 Block 70 aircraft and 79 modernization kits to upgrade Tukrey’s remaining F-16s.

Ambassador Jeffrey Flake made the related statements through his social media accounts and cited another statement from the Bureau of the Political-Military Affairs of the State Department.

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“Today marks an important step forward in Türkiye’s purchase of the latest-generation F-16 Block 70 fighter jets and upgrades to its existing fleet of F-16s,” Flake said in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

“This is good for U.S. national security, Turkish national security and NATO interoperability,” the ambassador added while thanking the "hard work" of Turkish defense and foreign affairs ministries.

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