Greek American advocacy groups urge US to safeguard Greece’s security in F-16 sales to Turkey

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A coalition of Greek American advocacy groups has sent a letter to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, warning against the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey unless there are assurances that these military aircraft will not jeopardize Greece's security interests, territorial integrity, and sovereignty.

"Any transfer of F-16s to Turkey must deal with Ankara's continued belligerence against Greece and must also consider Turkey's destabilizing use of American weapons in the region, in particular its use of such weapons to continue its occupation of Cyprus," the letter said, adding that Ankara is threatening the very principles, values and interests that are at stake in the Ukraine crisis. 

"As the leader of the Western alliance, the United States must ensure that its weapons cannot be used to undermine the security of its allies. We urge you to make the inviolability...

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