Greece-related conditions imposed on US sale of F-16s not binding - Erdogan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said a condition set out by the US House of Representatives to ensure that F-16 fighter jets that might be sold to Ankara are not used to violate Greece's air space was not binding, according to a text shared by the presidency on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Ankara called on its NATO ally not to fall for a "game" by US lawmakers, after the House approved legislation that would stop the F-16 sale unless the administration certifies it is essential for U.S. national security, while also including a description of steps taken to ensure they are not used for overflights over Greece.

Speaking to reporters on a flight returning from Tehran, Erdogan said US President Joe Biden had not set out any conditions for the sale when the two met on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Madrid last month.

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