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Erdoğan says Turkey will recoup money paid to U.S. for F-35 jets

Erdoğan says Turkey will recoup money paid to U.S. for F-35 jets

Erdoğan says he will talk about $1.4 billion with Biden.
21.10.2021 - 15:45

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he believed Turkey and the United States will make progress in talks for the sale of F-16 fighter jets and that Ankara will recoup $1.4 billion it paid for F-35s it is blocked from buying, Anadolu agency reported on Thursday.

"We will get this $1.4 billion of ours one way or another," the state-owned agency quoted Erdogan as telling reporters on a return fight from Nigeria.

"I believe we will make progress. We will of course talk about this with (U.S. President) Biden at the G20 meeting in Rome."