Biden Administration Asks Congress to Approve New Weapons Deal With Turkey

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has asked Congressional leaders to approve the sale of advanced weapons and other equipment to Turkey’s fleet of F-16 jet fighters, US officials say. , setting up a confrontation with lawmakers over a proposal to sell more planes to Ankara as it seeks to recalibrate relations with Washington.

The proposed arms sale, which was sent to congressional leaders last month, highlights how Turkey hopes to leverage its role as a facilitator of Russian peace talks- Ukraine and the backing of the Ukrainian military as a way to repair the fractured relationship with Washington and gain. new weapon. The potential deal would include missiles, radar and avionics for Turkey’s F-16s, representing a significant upgrade for the country’s jet fighters.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-administration-asks-congress-to-approve-new-weapons-deal-with-turkey-11652262674 Biden Administration Asks Congress to Approve New Weapons Deal With Turkey

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