President Recep Tayyip Erdoganaddressed world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly.
Erdogan, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the corridor at the exit of the general assembly Mevlut CavusogluPresidential Spokesperson Ibrahim KalinPresidential Communications Advisor Fahrettin Altun and the Minister Murat InstitutionReuters reporter as he proceeded with Hatice CottonDidn’t turn down ‘s question request.
Erdogan, approaching Pamuk with a salute, said:Ask, what are you going to ask?” After saying that, he listened to Pamuk’s question. Prior to “Would you like to have met Biden?” to the question “Oh, why?” Erdogan, who gave the answer, “Would you like to have a separate one-on-one with Biden?” If the question is, “He’s Biden, I’m Erdogan” ‘ he replied, causing laughter.
Erdogan also “Did you talk to the senators about the F-16?” question as, “They’re speaking positively, they seem to approve” she replied.
Erdoğan and the accompanying delegation left the hall after listening to the reporter’s questions.
‘The request for SCO membership came in search of a one-on-one meeting with Biden’
Erdogan’s recent NATO member Turkey; He stated that he aims to become a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), an eastern alliance formed by countries in the east such as Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. “According to people familiar with the matter, he arrived at the United Nations General Assembly in New York at a time when he was seeking a one-on-one meeting with US President Joe Biden, but could not do so yet.” was interpreted as.
‘I cannot say that our relations with the USA are in an ideal position’
In an interview with PBS channel yesterday, Erdogan evaluated the relationship between the United States and Turkey and said the following:
“I cannot say that it is in an ideal position. Because our foreign trade volume with America should not be here at the moment. There was a figure we set during the Trump era, we said, ‘We must find 100 billion dollars’. But unfortunately, we are far behind at the moment. We have a good defense industry. For example, we have the F-16 issue. We bought F-16s from you. Now that we have bought F-16s from you, the rest must come. But here we decided with a political approach to impose sanctions on Turkey regarding the F-16. It is very wrong for the two friendly countries to go. Lastly, Mr. Biden promised me to solve this. I know that Biden has a positive view of this at the moment. We even had talks with the Republicans, they said they would look at it positively. Now about the F-16 What will we do if we do not get the result we want from America? However, you will not give this support to a friendly country in NATO like Turkey and to a country that provides all kinds of support in NATO in the first five. In this case, Turkey’s job is to take care of itself. Otherwise, we don’t have a problem with America.”