Joe Biden vows to do 'all he can' for new Turkish F-16s

As we wrote, the request from President Erdogan to the United States to acquire around forty new F-16 fighters, as well as 80 kits to modernize part of its fleet to the Block 70 Viper standard, clearly puts the American authorities in mind, and in especially President Biden, in a very delicate position, especially since Ankara threatens to turn to Russia and its Su-35s or even Su-57Es if Washington were to refuse these export licenses. At the same time, the Turkish authorities continue to negotiate with Moscow the acquisition of new S-400 systems, as well as technological partnerships in the field of aircraft engines and submarines, naturally exposing it to tougher sanctions within the framework of the crippling CAATSA legislation.

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