U.S. reportedly makes new offer to Turkey on F-35 and Patriot

U.S. reportedly makes new offer to Turkey on F-35 and Patriot
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  • calendar-gray 24 September 2019

U.S. envoy David Satterfield verbally offered Turkey a new trade package and F-35 jets, Turkish media outlets reported, without citing anyone, APA reports citing Bloomberg.

The verbal offer on Friday includes the sale to Ankara of a Patriot missile defense system and lower tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminium, Haberturk newspaper reported on Tuesday. Media also reported that the U.S. may unveil a new economic package to boost bilateral trade to $100 billion from about $19 billion.

A written version of the offer is expected to be sent to the Turkish government, according to Haberturk. The U.S. Embassy didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may meet this week on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Faiq Mahmudov

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