At the NATO summit, President Biden of the United States met with Turkey's President Erdogan and expressed his direct gratitude for supporting Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO in Northern Europe.
It is believed that the reason why Turkey turned to support is that the United States has shown its willingness to promote the security cooperation that Turkey demands.
President Biden of the United States and President Erdogan of Turkey met on the 29th in Spain, where the NATO summit is being held.
At the beginning of the parley, President Biden said, "I would like to thank him for summarizing the situation in Finland and Sweden," and said that President Erdogan turned to support for NATO membership of the two Scandinavian countries that were initially reluctant. I thanked him directly.
Regarding the United States and Turkey, relations have cooled as Turkey opposes the purchase of a state-of-the-art surface-to-air missile system from Russia and excludes Turkey from the multilateral joint development plan for the state-of-the-art stealth fighter F35. I was there.
Turkey then asked the United States to help improve the performance and deploy additional F16 fighters owned by the Turkish army instead of offering the F35, but senior U.S. government officials told reporters yesterday. "We fully support the modernization of Turkey's F16," he said, showing a positive attitude.
It is believed that the reason why Turkey has turned to support the accession of the two Scandinavian countries is that the United States has shown its willingness to promote the security cooperation that Turkey demands.