President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who came to Brussels, the capital of Belgium, to attend the NATO Summit, will meet with US President Joe Biden.
The Erdogan-Biden meeting will be the first meeting between the two leaders after Biden’s election as the US President.
The summit in Brussels between President Erdogan and US President Biden is eagerly awaited. Bilateral, regional and global issues will be discussed at the summit.
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The priority agenda of the Turkish delegation led by President Erdogan at the NATO Summit will be respect for Turkey’s sovereignty rights and security sensitivity regarding developments in its region. At the summit, Turkey’s determination on these issues will be emphasized.
It will be underlined that Turkey is a member state that fulfills its duties within the scope of the alliance, and offers of cooperation in the fight against terrorism and effective intervention in humanitarian crises will be repeated.
At the summit, the view that the individual support of NATO and its allies should continue against the terrorist threat that may arise after the withdrawal of NATO and US forces from Afghanistan will be conveyed to the addressees, and it will be emphasized that Turkey will fulfill its responsibilities for the successful conduct of the peace process in this context.
Erdogan: Our meeting area is very wide
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan answered questions at Atatürk Airport before his departure to Brussels yesterday.
Stating that it will be their first face-to-face meeting with Biden after taking office, Erdoğan said that they should first discuss Turkey-US relations.
“Our field of discussion is very wide. Because, unfortunately, April 24 was a very, very negative process for us. Of course, we would not have expected such an approach, but this approach has seriously upset us and it is of course impossible for us to pass without bringing it up. Because Turkey is not a random country. “Turkey is an allied country in NATO with the United States. It upsets and upset us that the two allies and these two allies took such an approach to the issue of Armenians, who are not even remotely related to NATO on this issue. Of course, it is impossible to pass without reminding this.”
Pointing out that there are many issues that remain on the desktop for the defense industry at the moment, Erdoğan said, “The most important of these is the F-35 issue. In this regard, there is Turkey, unfortunately, there is an America that does not fulfill its promise, but does not comply with the contract. There is a Turkey that has made its payments. In addition to this, there is a Turkey that gives about 700-750 parts only at the part point even though they do the buying process from Turkey in a serious sense, but there is also Turkey that has made a very serious payment with all this. These F-35s were not sent by confiscating them.” said.
“Our expectation is to see an aimless and aimless approach from America”
Pointing out that there is also the issue of patriots, President Erdoğan continued as follows:
“Again, America did not keep its word on this issue, it took them back. When we got them back, of course, we took a step towards the S400s by making an agreement with Russia, and we bought the S400s. Besides all these, of course, we started in many other defense industries. There are issues that we cannot continue in. Of course, the heart does not desire any of these. It is useful to discuss “What we can or cannot do” for the next process. It is also useful to discuss these issues in the bilateral meeting. We will discuss these separately. All our concern, our expectation, is the unity and solidarity of NATO. is to see from America an approach that will add strength to its solidarity, that is, a relentless and hopeless approach.”