Recep Tayyip Erdogan

US delegation to visit Turkey for talks on Kabul airport

A technical delegation from the United States Department of Defense will visit Turkey on June 24 to discuss the activities for keeping the Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan operational.

Turkey proposed to secure and manage the airport in Kabul after the NATO troops end its mission as a Resolute Support Mission.

Erdoğan condemns deadly attack on HDP office

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has condemned an attack on the office of the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in the western province of İzmir last week in which a woman was killed, labeling it a "provocation."

Onur Gencer stormed the HDP office on June 17 and shot Deniz Poyraz dead. The assailant was arrested shortly after the attack.

Int'l community 'failed to give good test' on pandemic: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on June 18 warned against "vaccine nationalism" and use of it for "policy dictation" in interstate relations.

"It is important not to allow vaccine nationalism. It is wrong to use it as a tool of blackmail, pressure, and policy dictation," Erdoğan said addressing to the opening ceremony of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum.

Turkey to play 'lead role' in security of Kabul airport: White House

The United States on June 17 hailed a commitment by Turkey to secure Kabul's airport, addressing one key area of concern amid fears the government will collapse once U.S. forces leave.

The agreement is likely to mark a new warming of U.S. relations with Turkey, a NATO ally whose relations had been fraught with President Joe Biden's five-month-old administration.

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