Biden talks F‑16s, raises human rights at meeting with Turkey’s Erdogan

Biden talks F‑16s, raises human rights at meeting with Turkey’s Erdogan
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By Jeff MasonROME (Reuters) — U.S. President Joe Biden told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan his request for F‑16 fighter jets had to go through a process in the United States, while Erdogan said his counterpart was “positive” toward the jet sale.Ties between Ankara and Washington have been strained over a host of issues in recent years, from policy differences in Syria to Turkey’s purchase of Russian S‑400 missile systems, human rights and legal matters. The United States has also sanctioned Turkey over the S‑400s.Days after the allies narrowly averted a diplomatic crisis over jailed philanthropist Osman Kavala, Biden and Erdogan met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome. Biden also raised the issue of human rights, a U.S. …

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