ANKARA, Turkey — The Turkish Air Force received the last of a batch of F-16 fighter jets which underwent a comprehensive upgrade program.

Speaking at a ceremony here at the corporate headquarters of Tusas Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), Turkey’s chief procurement official Ismail Demir said the upgrade program substantially boosted Turkey’s air combat power.

“We are not dreamers, but we have dreams” Demir said, referring to Turkey’s own efforts to design, develop and produce an indigenous fighter jet. […]