Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says two nations want to have a look at methods to maneuver on, forward of his first assembly with US President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Brussels on Monday.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated that he and US President Joe Biden should use a Monday assembly to maneuver on from previous troubles, together with a dispute over Turkey’s buy of Russian S-400 missiles.
Erdogan stated US want to have a look at methods to place behind troubles and transfer at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul earlier than touring to Brussels for a NATO summit.
“We have to put Turkey-US ties on the desk first-hand. There was a variety of gossip internally and externally, so we have to speak about how we are able to go away these troubles behind, what we are able to do, and what we are going to do.”
Erdogan stated a variety of points, together with bilateral ties, will likely be mentioned throughout his assembly with US President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the NATO summit.
He stated though Turkey fulfils its guarantees concerning the acquisition of F-35 jets, the US did not do it.
In 2019, Washington introduced it was taking Turkey out of the F-35 stealth fighter jet program over Ankara’s buy of the Russian S-400 missile defence system.
The US claimed that the Russian S-400 would compromise safety on the F-35s, however Turkey stated these fears had been baseless, and has repeatedly proposed organising a fee to make clear the difficulty.
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‘Turkey protects NATO borders’
Turkish President Erdogan additionally careworn the significance of NATO alliance forward of the summit.
“We are going to take part in an necessary summit the place selections will likely be taken concerning the NATO 2030 course of, which can decide the alliance’s roadmap for the following ten years,” Erdogan informed reporters.
“Turkey will as soon as once more underline the significance of alliance with its allies,” Erdogan stated, including Turkey doesn’t solely defend its borders but in addition NATO’s borders.
On Afghanistan, Erdogan stated Turkey is the “solely nation that may be trusted to proceed the method” after the US’ withdrawal from the nation.
YPG terror assault on hospital in Afrin
Condemning the phobia assault on a hospital in Afrin, northern Syria, the Turkish president stated the assault exhibits the treacherous and barbaric character of the YPG/PKK terror group.
The YPG/PKK’s Saturday assault on a hospital in northwestern Syria killed at the very least 13 civilian sufferers and injured greater than 27, stated officers in southern Turkey.
Leaders of NATO nations at Monday’s summit will talk about the trail that the navy alliance will observe over the following decade towards challenges equivalent to China, Russia, and cyber threats.
The leaders will collect Monday at NATO headquarters in Brussels for the primary time since 2018.
Erdogan will meet with the US president – their first assembly since Biden took workplace – in addition to with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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