Vilnius County

New process begins in Türkiye-US ties: Erdoğan

A new process has started in the relations between Türkiye and the United States, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on July 11 when he met with U.S. President Joe Biden.

"I believe it is now time for consultations between presidents within the strategic mechanism," Erdoğan said in brief remarks before the meeting in Vilnius on the sidelines of the NATO summit.

NATO summit boosted by Turkey’s decision to end opposition to Sweden’s bid to join alliance

NATO opened its summit Tuesday with fresh momentum after Turkey withdrew its objections to Sweden joining the alliance, a step toward the unity that Western leaders have been eager to demonstrate in the face of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

US says to move forward with transfer of F-16 jets to Turkey

US President Joe Biden will move forward with the transfer of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey in consultation with Congress, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Tuesday.

Speaking ahead of a summit of NATO leaders due to start later in the day in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, Sullivan said Biden "had been clear that he supports the transfer."