VILNIUS: US President Joe Biden on Wednesday expressed confidence that the United States will be able to sell F-16 aircraft to Turkiye.
Biden made the comment to reporters as he left the NATO summit in Lithuania.
Turkiye, which had been the main stumbling block to Sweden’s path into NATO, has been seeking to buy the F-16 fighter jets and modernization kits for its existing warplanes.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that he was “more hopeful than ever” for the sale of F-16 fighter jets from the US after he held talks with Biden on Tuesday.
Biden’s administration will move ahead with the transfer of F-16 fighter jets to Turkiye 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.