Government of Turkey
The Turkish president is expected to give a press conference later
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said he will discuss all the aspects of the Turkish-American ties with U.S. President Joe Biden in their in-person meeting on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Brussels, specifying the latter's categorization of the 1915 events as genocide and the U.S. exclusion of Turkey from the F-35 fighter project.
What the Europeans think of Turkey is not going to make Erdogan happy
The Turkish defense minister met his British and Italian counterparts on Italy's Sicily island on June 11.
During the tripartite talks, which took place on the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier anchored in the Port of Augusta, Hulusi Akar, Ben Wallace, and Lorenzo Guerini discussed relations in the field of defense and security and regional issues.
Turkey's parliament has agreed to set up an all-party committee to investigate a slimy, floating mass of yellowish-white sea mucilage that is threatening marine life in the Marmara Sea.
The so-called sea snot, a thick and slimy substance made up of compounds released by marine organisms, has surfaced in waters south of Istanbul, alarming marine biologists and environmentalists.
Turkey's president chaired a meeting late on June 10 at the Presidential Complex in the capital discussing solutions to the mucilage problem in the Sea of Marmara.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said authorities have intensified inspections at all sewage and solid waste facilities while examining developments at sea.
By George Gilson
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared at a meeting of his AK Parti that he is not about to back down from Turkey's unswerving positions on the Southeastern Mediterranean or other issues in his crucial talks with US President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the 14 June NATO Summit.