Turkey, US agree on formation of joint mechanism to strengthen ties

The Turkish and U.S. presidents agreed on the formation of a joint mechanism to strengthen and improve bilateral ties in a meeting on the sidelines of the two-day G20 leaders’ summit in Italy….

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his U.S. counterpart, Joe Biden, during the closed-door meeting – which lasted for over an hour – discussed the steps to be taken in line with the common perspective….

The leaders stressed the importance of the NATO alliance and the strategic partnership….


US, Turkish Presidents discuss situation in South Caucasus

Biden expressed appreciation for Turkey’s nearly two decades of contributions to the NATO mission in Afghanistan, the statement read.

“President Biden reaffirmed our defense partnership and Turkey’s importance as a NATO Ally, but noted U.S. concerns over Turkey’s possession of the Russian S-400 missile system,” it added.

The two leaders also discussed the political process in Syria, the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Afghans in need, elections in Libya, the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, and diplomatic efforts in the South Caucasus, noted the statement.

Erdogan and Biden at NATO summit in June. Photo: CNN.