| 9 December 2023, Saturday |

Erdogan says Republican Senate control would help Turkey’s F-16 buy

Turkey’s effort to complete its purchase of F-16 fighter jets would be “much easier” if Republicans won control of the US Senate, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, according to Anadolu and other Turkish media.

“My hope is that the next month is filled with some good news and we progress in a very positive direction on the F-16 issue,” Erdogan was quoted as telling reporters on a flight from Uzbekistan.

“If the Republicans claim the few seats they need in Senate, things will be much easier for us.”

  • Reuters