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Turkey set to delay Sweden’s NATO bid until US paves way for F-16 jet sales to Ankara

Momentum could also be constructing for Washington to permit different nations that fly the F-16 to ship their very own jets to Ukraine. File picture/Reuters

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan mentioned that parliament will fulfil its dedication to ratify Sweden’s NATO membership software if US President Joe Biden’s administration facilitates the sale of F-16 jets to Ankara, in accordance with Turkish media.

Speaking to the media, Erdogan mentioned that International Minister Hakan Fidan and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken mentioned Sweden’s NATO membership bid final week in New York.

Erdogan, whereas on his flight again from Azerbaijan’s exclave of Nakhchivan advised reporters that the US administration is linking F-16 fighter jet gross sales to Turkey with Ankara’s ratification of Sweden’s bid.

“If they (the U.S.) keep their promises, our parliament will keep its own promise as well. Turkish parliament will have the final say on Sweden’s NATO membership,” he mentioned.



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