Pentagon Spokesman Ryder “Military-to-military relations with our strategic ally Turkey remain strong.”

Pentagon Spokesperson Major General Patrick Ryder spoke to CNN TÜRK Washington Representative Yunus Paksoy about the F16 process and Turkey NATO relations.

Pentagon Spokesperson Major General Patrick Ryder answered the questions of CNN TÜRK Washington Representative Yunus Paksoy.

-Turkey is modernizing its military capability by buying F-16s. This strengthens Turkey’s interoperability with NATO.

-Turkey’s military capability and geographic location make Turkey a key stakeholder within the NATO Alliance in responding to regional events.

-That is why it is critical that the U.S. military continue to conduct and support key security cooperation activities with Turkey, such as Professional Military Training, exercises, and Foreign Military Sales.

Our military-to-military relationship with our strategic ally Turkey remains strong.

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