U.S. President Joe Biden said in statements to reporters on Monday about the content of the call that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had raised the possibility of the United States selling F-16 fighter jets to Turkey, and that for his part, he had sought Turkey’s approval for Sweden’s entry into NATO. .
Biden commented, “We’ll talk about it (Sweden’s entry into NATO) next week.”
Ankara has refused to accept Sweden’s entry into NATO due to the presence of Kurdish elements in Sweden who are fiercely critical of the Turkish president.
And the Turkish presidency announced Monday night that President Biden had congratulated his Turkish counterpart, Erdogan, on his re-election, without disclosing details of the call Biden mentioned.
The head of state said in a statement that the leaders of the two countries discussed bilateral issues and global challenges and agreed on the comprehensive development of relations between the United States and Turkey, the TASS news agency reported.
According to the statement, “President Biden called President Erdogan and congratulated him on his re-election to the presidency, expressing the hope that the results of the presidential election will meet the aspirations of the Turkish people.
The statement emphasizes that the two presidents discussed regional and global challenges, and indicated that the relationship between the two countries has become more important in light of these challenges, and they agreed to develop bilateral relations in all areas.