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Erdogan says he is “more hopeful than ever” for US F-16 sale

turkish president erdogan addresses to lawmakers of his ak party in ankara

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that he is “more hopeful than ever” for the sale of F-16 fighter jets from the United States after he held talks with President Joe Biden a day earlier.

Erdogan was speaking at a news conference after a NATO summit in Vilnius.

Biden’s administration will move ahead with the transfer of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey in consultation with Congress, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Tuesday, a day after Ankara gave the green light for Sweden to join NATO.

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