Head of Turkish governing party's foreign affairs delegation Ala noted political, economic and defence issues with American counterparts were handled in positive atmosphere, especially after Türkiye’s constructive role in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Biden administration asks US Congress to authorise F-16 fighter jet sale to Türkiye which would pave the way to repair ties between both countries.
Several key lawmakers who were instrumental in Ankara's removal from F-35 programme are now potentially inclined to approve the sale of 40 F-16 fighters and 80 kits to modernise Ankara's existing fleet, according to Defense News website.
"I think that we can and should do better in [military] sales, particularly in the rapidity with which we're able to do things, review things," top US diplomat Blinken says in congressional testimony.
Talks are being held over amount of oil availability, freight, payment and other issues, says India's oil minister, amid Western attempts to dissuade countries from purchasing Russian crude oil over its Ukraine offensive.
New Delhi says supplies of missile defence systems began this month, adding talks between leaders of Russia and India didn't figure Washington's warnings against the $5 billion purchase.
Ankara and Washington have engaged in series of negotiations to improve Ankara's aircraft fleet following a compensation of $1.4 billion after Washington removed the country from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
A 2017 US law aims at deterring countries from buying Russian military hardware.
Ankara aims to reach full domestic capability in airspace defence, which has seen multiple rocket attacks from neighbouring war-torn Syria.
Turkey's presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin, addressed the unlawful nature of Turkey's exclusion from the F-35 programme, while highlighting the exceptions to the role made for other nations who purchased the S-400.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara was not stepping back from anti-terror operations, urging NATO ally US to stop its support of “terrorist organisations” in the region.
Washington is engaged with Ankara over "an F-35 dispute resolution," says US State Department spokesperson Ned Price, but adds he would not "prejudge the outcome of" those discussions.
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