|Turkey's Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul, right, and U. S. ambassador to Turkey Eric Edelman shake hands after their meeting in Gonul's office in Ankara|
Turkey says it has signed a deal with the United States for modernizing the Turkish military's F-16 fighter jets.
Turkey's Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul announced the $1.1 billion deal, under which U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin corporation will modernize Turkey's 117 planes.
Speaking to reporters in Ankara Tuesday, Mr. Gonul praised the deal as a sign of cooperation between the two countries.
Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.