The US House has approved an amendment for blocking F-16 sales to Turkey.
The amendment passed with 244 votes in favor (184 from Democrats and 60 from Republicans) to 179 against (30 from Democrats and 149 from Republicans).
“Big news. The House just passed an amendment to restrict F-16 sales and modernization to Turkey”. -Maloney
Once the House has passed this version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the Senate must approve it, and then it will become a US law at the end of the year and will be included in the budget of the US Department of Defense.
Congressman Frank Palone wrote on Twitter: “We cannot allow Erdogan to continue using Turkey’s NATO status to avoid consequences for his actions”.
Nicole Malliotakis expressed her satisfaction with the House’s approval.
“It was an honor to be with Ambassador Papadopoulou and my good friend Gus Billirakis as we celebrated the passage of our bipartisan amendment that deters the sale of F-16s and military equipment to Turkey as long it continues its aggression in the Eastern Mediterranean,”. she noted
Congressman John Sarbanes posted: “Today the House passed an amendment I introduced with my colleagues to prevent Joe Biden from selling any F-16 fighter jets or related technology to Turkey until it is held accountable for its destabilizing actions against our allies. I will continue to push for not selling them”.
Carolyn Maloney wrote on Twitter: “Big news. The House just passed an amendment to restrict F-16 sales and modernization to Turkey”.