Statement by AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning on the U.S.-Turkey Relationship

Arlington, Va. — Over the course of decades, the U.S. aerospace and defense industry has fostered substantial market and supply chain partnerships with counterparts in Turkey to advance the strategic interests of both countries and our fellow NATO members.

As the leaders of the United States and Turkey work to address important and legitimate bilateral political and economic concerns in the near term, we urge both governments to take steps that safeguard the defense and aerospace collaboration that will remain important to both nations for decades to come and provide a foundation for normalizing relations going forward.