Erdogan: Yes to Sweden in NATO, if US sells F-16 fighter jets

A file photo of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, addressing the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at U.N. headquarters on September 19, 2023 in New York City. (Adam Gray/Getty Images)
  • Turkey’s President Erdogan says his country will say yes to Sweden’s Nato application if the US keeps its promise to sell F-16 fighter jets to Turkey.
  • It is the first time Erdogan has linked Sweden’s Nato bid to the sale of the American-made fighter jets.
  • Erdogan has previously said Sweden needs to do more to combat terror and Quran burnings, among other things, before his country can ratify Sweden’s Nato application.
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Norway: HMS Queen Elizabeth carrier group sails north for NATO training, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia: Moscow fires cruise missiles in sea drills between Russia and Alaska, Reuters

Sweden: Sweden wants to rebuild its “total defence” system, Radio Sweden

United States: US Navy brings massive fire power to Tromsø, The Independent Barents Observer

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