Turkey is a US ally and a NATO member, but under President Erdogan’s assertive foreign policy, Ankara has shown the capacity to go its own way if necessary.
Beijing has accused the United States of "suppressing" Chinese firms and issued veiled threats of retaliation after President Joe Biden last week expanded a blacklist of companies in which Americans are not allowed to invest.
The charges against the six men, all from California, were disclosed in an indictment unsealed in federal court in Washington.
The meeting came at the start of Biden's first foreign tour as president that includes NATO, the EU and talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin.
The summit will be dominated by Covid-19, but diverging goals of long-term recovery and current crisis management, as well as climate change and multilateralism, can create real problems in making real deals.
If history is any kind of guide, then, Russian and American leaders will try to reinforce their respective spheres of influence in different parts of the world.
The US medical chief Anthony Fauci has called for releasing the data of the first suspected Covid-19 cases from China to find out the origin of the coronavirus.
US President Joe Biden is expected to announce details of a plan to export 80 million doses to other countries “without political strings attached” in coordination with WHO’s global vaccine-sharing programme.
Experts argue that a regimented Iran led by a hardliner president might be more confident in dealing with the West.
"Just because history is silent, it does not mean that it did not take place," says Joe Biden, who became the first sitting US president to visit the site in Oklahoma state where hundreds of Black Americans were killed by a white mob 100 years ago.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to meet his US counterpart Joe Biden on the sidelines of the June 14 NATO leaders summit in Brussels.
The mass arrests have nothing to do with criminality and everything to do with dishing out retribution.
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