In a letter to the Secretary of State, U.S. lawmakers opposed the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey.
In the letter to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, U.S. congressional lawmakers called for the F-16s not to be sold to Turkey and for the country not to upgrade.
The letter said Turkey has requested the purchase of 40 F-16 fighter jets and the modernization of 80 F-16 fighter jets by the United States.
Earlier, the Armenian community in the United States opposed the sale of 40 F-16 fighter jets to Turkey, stating that such fighter jets were used by the Republic of Azerbaijan in the 44-day war against Armenia.
Turkey recently demanded the purchase of F-16 fighter jets in exchange for its $1.4 billion demand to the United States for the purchase of F-35 fighter jets.
Relations between Turkey and the United States have long been strained over various contentious issues.