Erdogan presses U.S. over F-35 jet sale

(Worthy News) - Fresh from a successful re-election campaign, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government is flexing its newfound clout in the fight on Capitol Hill over acquiring cutting-edge U.S. military hardware.

Officials in Ankara claim they have secured concessions from the Trump White House that Washington will push forward with planned sales of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to the country, despite significant resistance from some powerful voices in Congress.

“We discussed the F-35 issue with Trump and he promised to look into it and take all the necessary steps,” to ensure the foreign military sale goes forward, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview over the weekend. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]

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