The United States openly makes it clear that its relationship problems with Turkey are solely related to the personality of Turkish leader Recep Erdogan, who “fluctuates between the status of an ally and an enemy’.
During the G20 summit in Rome, Turkish President Recep Erdogan met with US President Joe Biden.
The first conclusion of the meeting is that all Ankara’s attempts to enter into a full-fledged bilateral dialogue with Washington, outside the formats of various international meetings, have not yet been crowned with success.The White House attributes this to “ongoing tensions and strategic disagreements between Washington and Ankara”.
Secondly, the White House stated that a meeting of the two presidents is more important for Turkey ‘Turkey’s economy is shaken, and Erdogan is losing fame’.
Advisers to the two presidents Jake Sullivan and Ibrahim Kalyn discussed a number of issues: they discussed bilateral military cooperation, they also spoke about Afghanistan, the Middle East and Transcaucasia.
At the same time, the issues of Turkey’s participation in the F-35 fighter production program (Washington refused to cooperate with Ankara after acquiring Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems) and applications for the purchase of American F-16 fighters were highlighted.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview with Turkish CNN that “if the United States does not want to resolve the F-35 issue, Turkey will consider other options, including the option of buying a Russian-made Su-35 or Su-57.”
PerhapsTurkey is one of the Middle Eastern countries that was the first to feel the weakening of American influence in the region and began to “play” on the geopolitical board in its own way.
As a result, there are tendencies to block and isolate Ankara from Western partners.
At this point, the expansion of cooperation between Turkey and Russia in the West is perceived as a possible option for creating a new regional military-political alliance.
According to many European experts, in order to influence the current situation in Turkey, it is enough to create a situation in which it will have no alternative in terms of receiving foreign economic assistance. As for the United States, Biden does not hide that he is ready to provide assistance and support to the opposition forces of Turkey.