Before the NATO Heads of State and Government Summit held in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson came together. At the meeting, where Sweden’s NATO membership was discussed, a “consensus” decision was made.
FIRST COMMENT FROM USA
Jens Stoltenberg, who made a statement after the meeting, stated that Turkey approved the membership of Sweden and President Erdogan will take the decision to the Parliament, while the USA also made a statement. US President Joe Biden said he welcomed the decision.
Joe Biden said, “I welcome Turkey’s approval of Sweden’s entry into NATO. I am ready to work with President Erdogan and Turkey on strengthening defense and deterrence in the Euro-Atlantic region. I look forward to welcoming Sweden as our 32nd NATO Ally. ” said.
“I’M READY TO WORK WITH ERDOĞAN AND Türkiye IN THE EUROPEAN-ATLANTIC REGION”
On the other hand, Biden said, “I am ready to work with President Erdogan and Turkey to improve defense and deterrence in the Euro-Atlantic region.” said.
US State Department: WE WILL SUPPORT F-16 SALE
The US State Department stated that they openly support the sale of F-16s to Turkey and that they will continue to support Turkey’s European Union goals.
ERDOĞAN-BIDEN MEETING TOMORROW
President Erdogan will continue his contacts as part of the NATO summit. Erdogan will meet with US President Biden tomorrow at 18:00.