Biden meets with Erdogan at G20 in Rome

‘We’re planning to have a good conversation’: Joe Biden kicks off day 2 of the G20 by having face-to-face meeting with Erdogan after Turkish president threatened to kick out US ambassador

  • President Joe Biden arrived at La Nuvola Sunday morning for his second day at the G20 LeadersSummit in Rome
  • His first meeting was a one-on-one with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
  • ‘We’re planning to have a good conversation,’ Biden said as he and the Turkish leader posed for a photo
  • Biden ignored questions asking whether the U.S. would sell Turkey F-16s, which American lawmakers have warned the president against
  • He also didn’t answer queries about whether he would talk human with the Turkish president and whether Turkey had gotten too cozy with the Russians
  • 대통령 조 바이든 arrived at 그만큼 Nuvola Sunday morning for his second day at the G20 LeadersSummit in Rome, which will start with a face-to-face meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

    ‘We’re planning to have a good conversation,’ Biden said as he and the Turkish leader posed for a photo.

    Biden was asked if the administration would sell F-16s to Turkey, which American lawmakers have warned him against. The president was also asked if he would bring up human rights in the meeting and if Turkey had gotten too cozy with the Russians.

    He ignored those queries and said ‘thank youto reporters.

    The meeting comes after Erdogan backed down on a threat to expel 10 foreign ambassadors, including from the U.S., after he called them ‘persona non gratafor a statement they released in support of jailed philanthropist Osman Kavala.

    조 바이든 대통령 (권리) and Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan (왼쪽) pose for a photo ahead of their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 in Rome Sunday morning

    조 바이든 대통령 (권리) and Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan (왼쪽) pose for a photo ahead of their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 in Rome Sunday morning

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (왼쪽) and President Joe Biden (권리) in their bilateral meeting Sunday morning, which kicked off Biden's second day of the G20 in Rome

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (왼쪽) and President Joe Biden (권리) in their bilateral meeting Sunday morning, which kicked off Biden’s second day of the G20 in Rome

    조 바이든 대통령 (오른쪽 상단) was joined by Secretary of State Antony Blinken (lower right), while Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (upper left) had Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attend

    조 바이든 대통령 (오른쪽 상단) was joined by Secretary of State Antony Blinken (lower right), while Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (upper left) had Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attend

    ‘I’m not actually even sure we would have had the meeting if he had gone ahead and expelled,’ the senior official told reporters in Rome Saturday night. ‘Certainly the president will indicate that we need to find a way to avoid crises like that one going forward.

    ‘Precipitous action is not going to benefit the U.S.-Turkey partnership and alliance,’ the official added.

    Kavala has been in prison since 2017 and was accused of conspiring with an American professor and the CIA to spy on the Turkish government, organize protests in 2013 and help plan a coup attempt in 2016 that left 250 죽은 사람.

    Kavala has denied the charges.

    Upon arrival at La Nuvola, ‘the cloud,’ in Rome on Saturday, where G20 leaders participated in their first in-person meeting in two years, Biden warmly greeted Erdogan, before the principles posed for their so-called ‘family picture.

    조 바이든 대통령 (왼쪽) shakes the hand of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (권리) as the G20 leaders meet for the first time in-person in two years. Standing in the middle is Democratic Republic of Congo's President and African Union Chair Felix Tshisekedi

    조 바이든 대통령 (왼쪽) shakes the hand of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (권리) as the G20 leaders meet for the first time in-person in two years. Standing in the middle is Democratic Republic of Congo’s President and African Union Chair Felix Tshisekedi

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (왼쪽), British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (센터) and President Joe Biden (권리) are pictured as they arrive Saturday at the G20 in Rome

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (왼쪽), British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (센터) and President Joe Biden (권리) are pictured as they arrive Saturday at the G20 in Rome

    Biden was originally expected to meet with Erdogan at COP26, the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, 스코틀랜드, where he will travel next.

    The sale of F-16s will be a central topic at the meeting, though regional security issues dealing with Syria and Libya are expected to come up as well.

    Lawmakers have pushed Biden not to sell F-16s to Turkey and also threatened to block exports of the planes, over Turkey’s purchase of a Russian missile defense system.

    Reuters reported earlier this month that Turkey wanted to buy 40 F-16s and 80 modernization kits for their existing Lockheed Martin-made fighter jets.








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