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Biden urges US Congress to approve F-16 sale to Turkey 'without delay'

Biden urges US Congress to approve F-16 sale to Turkey 'without delay'
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Thursday, 25 January, 2024, 10:24

U.S. President Joe Biden sent a letter to leaders of key Capitol Hill committees on Wednesday informing them of his intention to begin the formal notification process for the sale of Lockheed Martin, opens new tab F-16 aircraft to Turkey once Ankara completes Sweden’s NATO accession process. In the letter to the top Republican and Democratic members of the Senate Foreign Relations and House of Representatives Foreign Affairs committees, Biden urged Congress to approve the sale "without delay," a U.S. official said.

Turkey's parliament ratified Sweden's NATO membership bid on Tuesday, clearing a major hurdle to expanding the Western military alliance after 20 months of delay.