Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expects that issues related to Turkey's purchase of American F-16 aircraft will be resolved in the near future. This was reported by the news portal Arab News on November 17. Erdogan made the corresponding statement after meeting with US President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the G20 summit.
In an interview with reporters on his way back from Bali, Erdogan said Biden told him the matter was "in his hands." Erdogan also said that he may reconsider relations with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for June next year.
Answering a question about a possible meeting with the Syrian leader, Erdogan said that there are no eternal grievances or quarrels in politics.
Earlier, bbabo.net reported that relations between Ankara and Washington have deteriorated in recent years due to US cooperation with Kurdish forces in Syria, the failure to extradite wanted Fetullah (FETO) leader Fethullah Gülen, disagreements over Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400s and Washington's sanctions against Ankara. The US has said it is cooperating with Kurdish forces in northern Syria to fight the terrorist group ISIS.
It is noteworthy that earlier there were reports in the media about the possibility of normalizing relations between Erdogan and Assad. In particular, the news portal Kurdpeess reported in August that the leaders of Turkey and Syria are likely to have a telephone conversation in the near future. According to Turkish sources, Russian leader Vladimir Putin approached Recep Tayyip Erdogan with a similar proposal.