Turkiye has sent a request to the US to lift the restrictions imposed on the republic in the defense industry, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during his visit to Palestine, Report informs referring to TASS.

“The process [to acquire aircraft from the US] F-16 continues, Congress gives positive signals. We have requested the removal of defense restrictions from the US, and we will continue to demand it,” Hurriyet newspaper quoted him as saying.