Erdogan says Republican Senate control would help Turkey’s F-16 buy: media
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party in Ankara

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s effort to complete its purchase of F-16 jets would be “much easier” if Republicans end up controlling the U.S. Senate, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted on Saturday by Anadolu and other Turkish media as saying.

“My hope is that the next month is filled with some good news and we progress in a very positive direction on the F-16 issue,” Erdogan was quoted as telling reporters on a flight from Uzbekistan.

“If the Republicans claim the few seats they need in Senate, things will be much easier for us.”

(Reporting by Azra Ceylan and Jonathan Spicer; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel)

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