Turkish President Erdogan speaks with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council head Charles Michel seeking to better ties.
Turkey's Presidential Advisor Ibrahim Kalin said S-400 related CAATSA sanctions, US backing of YPG/PKK and FETO terror organisations are the three fundamental issues that have strained Ankara-Washington relations.
Besides Turkey-US relations, the top officials from both countries discussed issues pertaining to the east Mediterranean, Cyprus, Afghanistan, Upper Karabakh, Syria, Libya and the Covid-19 pandemic during the nearly hour-long conversation.
Ibrahim Kalin calls the EU to open new chapters in Turkey's accession negotiations into the bloc, as well as to take action in updating the Customs Union Treaty and a visa-free travel arrangement for Turkish nationals to the EU.
Turkish presidential spokesman said that US President-elect Biden "knows Turkey," including its political actors and landscape.
The meeting comes a day after Kabul and the Taliban reached a preliminary deal to move ahead with dialogue.
Turkey's presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin and US special envoy for Syria Joel D Rayburn discuss the Syrian crisis and the ongoing constitutional talks during a meeting in Ankara.
Ankara "strongly condemns" terror attacks in central Vienna that left at least three people dead and several others wounded.
Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin warns a European Union meeting this week could upend negotiations between Greece and Turkey by threatening sanctions.
Turkey suspends "for a while" gas and oil search of one of its vessels in Eastern Mediterranean, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin says.
Turkey's presidential spokesperson has said the art, artefacts and architecture of the historic building will not be damaged. A Turkish court annulled a 1934 decree to restore Hagia Sophia's status as a mosque, with the first prayers set for July 24.
It has lived life as a museum for over eighty years. Now, Istanbul’s grandest structure is open for prayer.
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