Biden and Erdogan are due to meet at an international summit in Glasgow.
Advisers to U.S. President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held consultations. The topics of discussion were the international situation, military cooperation, and the resolution of controversial issues. The White House announced this.
Earlier, Erdogan ordered that 10 ambassadors be declared persona non grata, as they tried to woo the arrested public figure and philanthropist Osman Kaval. Later, he refused to expel the ambassadors, pointing out that they promised to act more cautiously.
According to the White House, Jake Sullivan, President Biden’s national security adviser, and President Erdogan’s adviser Ibrahim Kalin discussed a wide range of issues, including bilateral military cooperation, Afghanistan, the Middle East, Transcaucasia, and the Eastern Mediterranean.
The White House also said in a statement that the parties agreed to continue the dialogue in order to resolve the existing contradictions and strengthen bilateral cooperation.
Turkish TV channel TRT Haber reported that Sullivan and Kalin discussed Turkey’s participation in the F-35 fighter production program (the United States refused to cooperate with Turkey after Ankara acquired Russian air defense systems) and Turkey’s request for the purchase of American F-16 fighters.
In addition, Sullivan and Kalin discussed the upcoming meeting of Biden and Erdogan at the Glasgow summit.