Turkey has made $1.4 billion in payments for the F-35 fighter jets, a project made possible by the joint investments of 13 countries around the world.
Turkey's defence minister said that he expects to see positive outcomes from the constructive meeting with his counterpart Nikos Panagiotopoulos in the following days.
The statement from NATO chief, Jens Stoltenberg, comes ahead of Thursday's defence ministers meeting in Brussels for their first face-to-face talks since the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and a mammoth evacuation effort.
The NATO-Russia Council has been an opportunity to keep communication open since the 1990s, but recently both sides expelled their diplomats deepening the rift.
Increased dialogue and cooperation with Turkey would better serve neighbourly relations and regional stability.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow was suspending its official mission to NATO from November 1 after the alliance expelled eight Russians in a row over spying.
While France’s silence on its colonial role in Algeria may work domestically, the future of European and North African relations is closely impacted by Paris’s silence.
With Washington rebuffing Ankara’s attempts to resolve festering bilateral issues, the shaky relationship between the two NATO allies doesn't appear to be turning the corner anytime soon.
Washington seems interested in using Russian military bases in Central Asia to oversee terrorist threats, particularly the ones emerging from Afghanistan.
The two Balkan neighbours had been at loggerheads for more than 10 days after Kosovo banned vehicles with Serbian registration plates from entering its territory reciprocating Belgrade's years-long practice.
While Russia and Turkey have shown willingness to keep building their ties, the two nations may face limitations due to their divergence in foreign policy.
The idea is a non-starter in Europe as it would just present the union with another crop of power games and political crises.
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