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US Senate Approves F-16 Sale to Turkey

The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly voted 13-79 against a resolution that would have blocked a $23 billion F-16 sale to Turkey that the Biden administration approved last month. Turkey has sought to lock down the sale, which includes 40 new...

Greece Expects U.S. Nod on F-35 Sale

Greece is expecting the official letter from the US State Department to approve the sale of F-35s to Greece, a day after President Biden urged Congress to quickly approve a $20 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey. Athens...

Biden Urges Congress to Quickly Approve F-16 Sale to Turkey

President Biden sent a letter to four senior members of Congress on Wednesday urging them to quickly approve a $20 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey, following the vote one day earlier by Turkey’s Parliament to allow...

First Female F-16 Pilot of the Hellenic Air Force ‘Proud’ to Defend Greece

Lieutenant Commander Chrysanthi Nikolopoulou is the first female F-16 pilot of the Greek Air Force and is proud of it. In a job dominated by men, the 28-year-old from the town of Piges, near Kavala in northern Greece, has made...

US Senator Urges For Assurances to Greece and Cyprus Over Turkish F-16 Upgrades

US Senator Chris Van Hollen, a prominent member of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, has urged a State Department official to secure firm assurances from Turkey regarding their intentions with the sought-after F-16 fighter jet upgrades. The...

Senator Menendez Grills Secretary Blinken on Turkey

The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was grilled on Washington's support for Turkey by Bob Menendez at a Senate hearing on Wednesday. The Chairman of the Committee on International Relations of the Senate, a staunch critic of Erdogan's Turkey,...

Selling F-16 Jets to Turkey in US ‘National Interest’, Blinken Says

Upgrading and selling F-16 jets to Turkey is a “national and security interest” for the Biden administration, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday. After talks in Ankara with his counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, Blinken said that the Biden...

U.S. Senators Appeal to President Biden to Delay F-16 Sale to Turkey

U.S. Senators sent on Thursday a letter to President Biden expressing concern about Turkey’s continued delays around ratifying the NATO accession protocols for Sweden and Finland. The bipartisan initiative led by Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) states that...

Turkey Accuses the U.S. of Favoring Greece in Fighter Jet Sales Saga

Turkey has accused the U.S. of favoring Greece and losing its "neutrality" if Congress approves the sale of F-35 fighter jets to Greece and opposes Turkey's F-16 purchase. Turkey's Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalın warned on Tuesday that this would be...

Western Leaders Ponder Providing Fighter Jets to Ukraine

Members of the NATO alliance are unsure of whether to send fighter jets to Ukraine. For now, the US and UK have rejected the idea but Poland and France are more receptive. Since the Russian invasion began in February of...