Erdogan says he and Biden must leave troubles behind at NATO meeting
Published : Sunday, 13 June, 2021 at 10:37 PM Count : 582
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said that he and US President Joe Biden must use a Monday meeting to move on from past troubles, including a bitter dispute over Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 missiles.
Before traveling to Brussels for a NATO summit, including his first meeting with Biden since last year's US election, Erdogan told reporters he would raise the White House decision to recognise the 1915 massacres of Armenians by Ottomans as genocide, which had angered Turkey.
He and Biden would also address an F-35 jet programme from which Washington removed Ankara after the S-400 purchase in 2019 and what Erdogan called unkept US promises over the alternative US Patriot missiles.