Current issues concerning the Turkic world and areas of cooperation were discussed in detail during the 2022 Organization of Turkic States summit, Türkiye's President Erdogan said.
Turkish presidential spokesperson and US national security adviser also exchange views on regional issues in a phone call.
Amendments, reportedly dropped from Senate's version of annual US defence spending bill, sought to restrict Ankara from using the fighter jets against pro-US militants in Syria or "territorial overflights of Greece."
In a wide-ranging interview with a local broadcaster, Türkiye's President Erdogan says US decision to lift arms embargo on Greek Cypriot administration will not go unanswered and vows to take all steps to protect Turkish Cypriots.
Top diplomat Anthony Blinken says $450 million deal with Islamabad is for maintenance of its existing fighter jets.
The initial reviews from experts suggest that Kizilelma has the potential to steer the Turkish fighter jet technology to enter the 6th generation class, surpassing countries like the US and Russia.
Ankara conveys harassment to NATO authorities and summons Greek military attache, sources say.
The $6 billion deal would include the sale of 40 F-16 jets, and modernisation kits for 79 warplanes that the Turkish Air Force has in its fleet.
Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says Türkiye expects common sense to prevail after the US House approved legislation that would create a hurdle for President Biden’s plan to sell fighter jets to Ankara.
“I will do all in my power to support the Biden Administration’s decision to sell F-16s to the Turkish Air Force,” says the senator following his trip to Türkiye.
Bangkok deployed two fighter planes after "an unidentified aircraft crossed into Thailand in Tak province" before disappearing from radar, the Royal Thai Air Force said in a statement.
Plans to modernise Türkiye's aerial fleet "are in the works" and they need to go through "contracting processes," says Celeste Wallander, a senior defence official at Pentagon.
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