Erdoğan holds bilateral talks at NATO summit in US

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is engaging in intensive bilateral talks during his visit to the United States for a three-day NATO summit.

The gathering kicked off with a ceremony commemorating the alliance's 75th anniversary.

Following the opening event, Erdoğan met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at his hotel.

The leaders discussed bilateral relations, Türkiye's accession process to the European Union, and various regional and global issues, according to Erdoğan's office.

The president expressed his expectation for Hungary's support in revitalizing his country's long-stalled bid, especially since Hungary assumed the rotating presidency of the bloc earlier this month.

Erdoğan told Orban Türkiye's ongoing efforts to resolve the war in Ukraine and address Israel's attacks on Gaza. He called for increased international efforts to establish peace in these regions.

Erdoğan then participated in the leaders' meeting of the 32-member alliance on July 10. Later in the day, U.S. President Joe Biden hosted a dinner at the White House for the leaders and their spouses.

Before the dinner, Erdoğan met with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

The meeting was anticipated to be routine and positive, reflecting the recent mending of ties between the neighboring countries, media reports said.

The meeting covered bilateral relations, as well as regional and global issues.

The president underlined that Türkiye continues its efforts to develop the "spirit of solidarity" with Greece, based on the principle of good neighborliness.

The thaw between the neighbors was initiated during another meeting between Erdoğan and Mitsotakis at a NATO summit in July last year.

The leaders agreed to ...

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