US reaffirms pledge to deliver jets to Turkey

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday reaffirmed Washington's

delivering F-16 jets to Turkey despite Turkish insistence

Turkey wants modernised versions of F-16 fighter jets

for its ageing air force, but US Congress must approve any sale

The Biden administration strongly supports the package


F-16s and to provide new ones

But Blinken added he could not provide a "formal timeline

apply conditions to the F-16 jets approval

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