USA State Department spokesman Ned Price said USA Regarding the sale of F-16s to Turkey NATOis ready to meet the defense needs of Turkey, which is an important ally of On the other hand, the Greek journalist Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Born Çavuşoğlu said that they will attack Greece yesterday. Will you allow this?’ Price in question “NATO We want any dispute between our allies to be resolved diplomatically.” made a statement.
Making assessments at the daily press conference USA State Department spokesman Ned Price’s 2023 defense budget includes restrictive terms on F-16 sales to Turkey National Requested to be removed from the Defense Authorization Act.
Price answered the question as follows:
“Of course, Turkey NATOis an important ally, an important security partner of We want to integrate our defense capabilities and provide what is needed to combat the formidable threats facing Turkey. No NATO ally has suffered more terrorist attacks against itself. We have more land than our Turkish allies. Therefore, our cooperation in the field of security is of great importance for us.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Joe Biden, who discussed this issue when they met at the NATO Summit held in Madrid in the summer, Price noted that discussions were held at lower levels and the US State Department spoke about this issue in Congress. .
When a journalist in the Greek media asked New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, known for his closeness to the Greek and Armenian lobbies, if he would block the sale of F-16s to Turkey, Price said that Turkey is an important NATO partner and the most threatened country in NATO.
“Of course, we are trying to ensure that Turkey has the defense capabilities it needs to continue its role as a key NATO ally,” Price said. used the expression.
Greek journalist: “The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey.” Born Çavuşoğlu said yesterday that they would attack Greece. Will you allow this?” In response to his claim, Price said, “We want any dispute between our NATO allies to be resolved diplomatically. Greece is an important ally. Turkey is an important ally,” he said. he answered.
Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu speaking at a joint press conference with his Romanian counterpart Aurescu said,Greece we will either step back, abide by the agreements, or we will do what is necessary. “Greece in fact he does not want peace because he violates the peace accords.