US-Greece defense bill included in NDAA, Turkey's request to purchase F-16s, and more


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Last week the US-Greece Defense and Interparliamentary Partnership Act made headlines as it was included as an amendment to the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act, or the NDAA. This move comes at a time when Greece and the United States have seen their bilateral relationship reach new heights. US-Turkey relations were also in the spotlight. Assistant Secretary of State Karen Donfried traveled to Turkey recently, where she talked about the US deepening its cooperation with the country, and touched on Ankara’s request to purchase US F-16s. Meanwhile, the State Department declined to put Turkey on its special watch list of religious freedom violators as was recommended by USCIRF. Endy Zemenides, HALC’s Executive Director, joins The Greek Current to discuss these key developments.

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