After meeting with his American counterpart Anthony Blinken at the UN, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu noted that “the meeting was very positive within the framework of the strategic mechanism between the two countries, and it is planned that the meeting will take place at the level of the presidents of the two countries in the future.” He explained that “negotiations between Turkey and the United States regarding the F-16 fighter deal are proceeding positively.”

He stressed that “it is unacceptable that countries wishing to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) support terrorist organizations targeting Turkey,” referring to the request of Sweden and Finland to join NATO. He added: “Blinken told him that his country would provide the necessary messages to allay Turkey’s security concerns.”

Cavusoglu noted that “the strategic mechanism was agreed upon during the meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his American counterpart Joe Biden in Rome late last year” and stated that “the purpose of the mechanism is to resolve outstanding differences between the two countries, as well as strengthen bilateral relations.

He emphasized that “it is also unacceptable for one of the allies to impose restrictions on the defense industry of another ally”, explaining that “restrictions should be imposed only on enemies, and the US should stop supporting the PKK/YPG.” terrorist organization.”

Regarding relations with Israel, he stated that “the American Jewish community has played a positive role in normalizing relations with this country.”