US State Department Spokesperson Price, regarding the sale of F-16s to Turkey, said, “As a valuable member of NATO, Turkey needs to be able to defend itself against the risks it faces. The key role in the sale of F-16s to Turkey belongs to Congress.”
US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said, “We have a very constructive relationship with Turkey. We are grateful to Turkey for its role in tackling many of today’s most pressing issues”.
At the daily press conference, Price stated that US President Joe Biden supports the sale of F-16s to Turkey and believes that the existing ones should be modernized and that they will continue to work with their counterparts in Congress on this issue.
Price, “President Biden said in June that F-16s should be sold to Turkey. Turkey, a valuable member of NATO, needs to be able to defend itself against the risks it faces. The key role in the sale of F-16s to Turkey is to Congress. belong,” he said.
“WE ARE GRATEFUL TO TURKEY”
Expressing that Turkey has made significant contributions to the alliance as a NATO member, the Foreign Affairs Spokesperson said, “We have a very constructive relationship with Turkey. We are grateful to Turkey for its role in addressing many of today’s most pressing issues, including Russia’s brutal attacks on Ukraine. ” said.
Stating that it would not be an exaggeration to say that the Grain Corridor Agreement would not have been signed without Turkey’s constructive role, Price underlined that they are grateful to Turkey for the steps taken by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish government using its exclusive position in the context of the war in Ukraine.
“SUCCESSFULLY ATTACKED THAN OTHER ALLIANCES”
On the other hand, Price stated that they are aware of the threats to Turkey’s own security and said, “Turkey has been subjected to more terrorist attacks on its own soil than any other NATO allies.” made its assessment.
Pointing out that Turkey is a “constructive NATO member”, Price emphasized Turkey’s role in the fight against terrorism, including the fight against DAESH.
Price also noted that they will continue to encourage the constructive progress of the dialogue between Turkey, Finland and Sweden.