Democratic lawmaker from Rhode Island David Cicilline seeks to block the sale of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey over an incident at Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington.
David Cicilline has proposed an amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. The House is expected to vote on the bill and deal with amendments next week, defensenews.com reported.
Turkey plans to purchase over 100 of the F-35A fighters with the first to be received in 2018,
Earlier Rep. Dave Trott proposed amendment to ban the sale of semi-automatic handguns to Turkey, while Rep. Don Beyer proposed a visa ban on those involved in the attack.
Washington D.C. Police Department named 18 individuals who have been charged or are facing charges in the attack on peaceful protesters in front of the Turkish Ambassador’s residence in the US capital city. Nine of them are security officers, and three—Turkish police.