December 08
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The United States on Monday did not confirm Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's comment that Washington had made an offer to Ankara for the sale of F-16 fighter jets, but added that it has not made Turkey a financing offer for the warplanes, Reuters reported.

"What I can say is the United States has not made any financing offers on Turkey's F-16 request," U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a briefing.

Previously Ankara had also ordered more than 100 F-35 jets, but the United States removed Turkey from the program in 2019 after it acquired Russian S-400 missile defense systems.

Erdogan said Washington had made the F-16 proposal in return for Turkey's payment of $1.4 billion that it made for the F-35 joint fighter program.

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