Overseas Minister Hakan Fidan and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken held a gathering to debate strengthening Türkiye-U.S. relations in New York on Friday.
The 2 prime diplomats met on the Lotte Palace Lodge in New York Metropolis, the place Fidan met a number of different counterparts on the sidelines of the U.N. Normal Meeting.
The assembly took 45 minutes, based on diplomatic sources, who famous that they exchanged views on which concrete and constructive steps must be taken within the close to future to additional improve bilateral relations.
In addition they touched upon the Black Sea Grain Initiative, Sweden’s NATO membership and the newest developments in Karabakh, the sources added.
On Monday, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan mentioned Türkiye and the U.S. would increase cooperation in anti-terror battle.
Türkiye and the U.S., two main allies, maintained heat ties for many years, however shifting overseas insurance policies and worldwide developments at occasions affected the relations. Essentially the most excellent situation between the 2 international locations these days seems to be blatant U.S. assist for terrorist teams threatening Türkiye, together with the Gülenist Terrorist Group (FETÖ), whose chief resides in Pennsylvania, and the PKK terrorist group’s Syrian wing, the YPG, which is supported by Washington below the pretext of a battle in opposition to Daesh. Türkiye was additionally disenchanted at what it perceives as an try to hyperlink the gross sales of F-16 fighter jets to Türkiye to the anticipated Turkish ratification of Sweden’s NATO membership bid.
Erdoğan, who final met U.S. President Joe Biden earlier this month in New Delhi, the place they each attended a G-20 summit, mentioned they agreed upon strengthening Turkish-U.S. friendship and cooperation.