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Rejection of the US Senate’s proposal to stop the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey

Rejection of the US Senate’s proposal to stop the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey

The US Senate rejected the plan to stop the sale of 40 F-16 fighter jets to Turkey.

This proposal was rejected with 78 votes against 13 votes against.

Before the vote, opponents of the plan criticized the Turkish government, saying that allowing the sale of the fighter jets would lead to “misbehavior” in Turkey.

However, supporters of the plan stressed that it is important for Washington to fulfill its commitment to a NATO ally.

According to the Reuters report, the US government led by Biden, after Turkey’s agreement for Sweden to join the NATO military alliance, has officially informed the Congress of the continued sale of 40 Lockheed Martin aircraft and about 80 packages of aircraft modernization parts to Ankara.

The total value of these fighters and parts is estimated at 23 billion dollars.