Erdogan: No NATO accession without F-16 fighter jets

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan linked his country’s approval of Sweden’s NATO membership to a fighter jet deal with the United States. This reports the German news platform

Referring to the talks with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Erdogan said, “If they keep their word, our parliament will also keep its given word.” Erdogan stressed that the U.S. is linking the F-16 fighter jets to Sweden’s NATO accession. For Sweden to join the alliance, it still needs approval from both Turkey and Hungary. In light of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, Sweden had applied for NATO membership in May 2022 along with Finland. Finland was welcomed as Nato’s 31st member in early April.

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Image:, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (2017-07-08) 01, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size modified)

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