This bill would authorize the president to provide U.S. warships to Turkey, among other countries. The Dept. of Defense had specifically requested Turkey be a recipient of frigate-class warships—like the one designated in this bill—to bolster its fight against international piracy.
Several representatives objected to the bill because of Turkey’s deteriorating relationship with Israel in the aftermath of the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident.
1 cosponsor (1D)
Last major action: 1/1/13 received in Senate (12/31/12 passed in House by voice vote).