Turkey NATO Return F-16 Gesture

Turkey returns to NATO’s fold with F-16 gestures, yet challenges persist.

Turkey, along with Hungary, spent nearly two years blocking Sweden’s accession to NATO. Turkey has procured potent Russian weapons systems, and its outspoken president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, openly criticizes leaders of Western allied countries. Relations between Turkey and the West have been severely strained. However, the decision to permit Sweden into NATO in late January,…

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