Statements on Turkey by the US State Department and the White House

White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre TurkeyHe said they saw him as a credible ally.

Speaking at the daily press conference, Jean-Pierre, upon a question about Turkey’s stance on Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO, said that it would be right for the Turkish government to make a statement on this issue.


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“We see Turkey as a credible ally.” Jean-Pierre reminded that Finland and Sweden support their participation in NATO as soon as possible, and that they had previously held talks with the governments of the two countries in this context.


Photo: AA

Photo: AA

US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said, “We have a very constructive relationship with Turkey. We are grateful to Turkey for its role in tackling many of today’s most pressing issues.” said.

At the daily press conference, Price said, USA Expressing that President Joe Biden supports the sale of F-16s to Turkey and believes that the existing ones should be modernized, he stated that they will continue to work with their counterparts in the Congress.

Stating that Turkey has made significant contributions to the alliance as a NATO member, Price said, “We have a very constructive relationship with Turkey. We are grateful to Turkey for its role in addressing many of today’s most pressing issues, including Russia’s brutal attacks on Ukraine.” he said.

Stating that it would not be an exaggeration to say that the Cereal Corridor Agreement would not have been signed without Turkey’s constructive role, Price underlined that they are grateful to Turkey for the steps taken by President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan and the Turkish government using its exclusive position in the context of the war in Ukraine.

On the other hand, Price stated that they are aware of the threats to Turkey’s own security and said, “Turkey has been subjected to more terrorist attacks on its own soil than any other NATO allies.” made its assessment.

Pointing out that Turkey is a “constructive NATO member”, Price emphasized Turkey’s role in the fight against terrorism, including the fight against DAESH.

Price also noted that they will continue to encourage the constructive progress of the dialogue between Turkey, Finland and Sweden.

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