The US administration welcomed Sweden’s NATO membership in the commission and noted that US President Joe Biden’s clear support for the sale of F-16s to Turkey continues.
The US State Department welcomed the passage of Sweden’s NATO membership proposal by the Foreign Relations Committee of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM).
“President Biden continues his longstanding support for the modernization of Turkey’s F-16 fleet, which will enhance NATO’s operational capability,” the State Department said in a statement.
Noting that they welcomed the adoption of the proposal for Sweden’s membership in NATO by the Turkish Parliament’s Foreign Relations Committee, the US State Department stated that they would not be able to make statements or comments on such foreign arms sales processes until official notification to Congress regarding the sale of F-16s to Ankara.
The Bill on the Approval of the Ratification of the Protocol on Sweden’s Accession to NATO was adopted by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Turkish Grand National Assembly.