Ankara, June 10, 2021: Turkey hopes that the meeting between President Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Joe Biden at the NATO summit next week will yield positive results, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.
Biden and Erdogan will meet next week to discuss Syria, Afghanistan and other regional issues, as well as “significant differences” in their first face-to-face meeting between Washington and Ankara since Biden took office.
Monday. Regional policy differences, human rights and legal issues, NATO allies Ankara and Washington have been at loggerheads over a number of issues, from the purchase of Turkey’s Russian S-400 missile defense system. In an interview with state broadcaster TRT Haber, Cavusoglu said the allies needed to take joint steps to restore ties, adding that Washington would work with Ankara on regional conflicts such as Syria and Libya. Wants to “Our expectations also need to be met,” Cavuoglu said.
As long as there are problems, it is not easy for us to cooperate sincerely. We need to take reciprocal steps in every field, “he said.” Our president’s meeting will be an important one in every way. We hope that this meeting will yield positive results. “Allies also have differing views on Ankara’s oil and gas ambitions in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and Ankara. A statement denouncing the massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as genocide was infuriating and tense Ankara.
Despite these differences, officials say Turkey has offered to protect and operate Kabul airport following the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan, a move that could potentially boost cooperation between Ankara and Washington. Can act as
Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that Turkey was in talks with its allies, the United States, over airport security, but that no country could handle the mission without support. US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, who spoke in Ankara last month, said Ankara and some parts of Washington have different policies, but added that allies should work to improve relations.
“It’s not a trivial relationship … but it’s an important NATO ally for all of us,” he told a virtual event hosted by the German Martial Fund. “I think we have to continue to work to build and maintain this relationship, and Turkey will be encouraged to move in a direction where its democracy can be truly real and strong and move forward.”
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