U.S. envoy David Satterfield verbally offered Turkey a new trade package and F-35 jets, Turkish media outlets reported, without citing anyone, ONA reports citing Bloomberg.
The verbal offer on Friday includes the sale to Ankara of a Patriot missile defense system and lower tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminium, Haberturk newspaper reported on Tuesday. Media also reported that the U.S. may unveil a new economic package to boost bilateral trade to $100 billion from about $19 billion.
A written version of the offer is expected to be sent to the Turkish government, according to Haberturk. The U.S. Embassy didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may meet this week on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.