According to her, after the "bloody coup attempt" in Ankara in 2016, they faced "a completely different Turkey", now Washington is forced to resort to "the language of threats and conditions" because they have no other weapons.

The author notes the rhetoric of the United States in the spirit of “if you don’t do this, we won’t give that, if you don’t stop, you will pay.”

“We often encountered such rhetoric during the acquisition of Russian S-400 air defense systems,” she recalled.

Now, Washington is using a similar approach in a situation with the possible delivery of F-16 aircraft that Ankara wants to receive.

Earlier, a group of US senators from both political parties wrote a letter to US President Joe Biden, in which they called for postponing the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey until Ankara approves the applications of Sweden and Finland to join NATO.

US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland noted that Turkey's approval of Finland and Sweden's admission to NATO would facilitate the sale of the F-16.

According to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ankara has not received either the fighter jets or the money paid for them from the US.