Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a press conference after the G20 summit in Rome.
The Turkish President underlined that he had had bilateral talks with, among others, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, the Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, the US President, Joe Biden, French President Emanuela German. Angela Merkel.
“We have discussed with the US president the modernization of our F-16s and maybe the purchase of new ones. I found a positive approach,” Erdogan said. However, as he added, no reference was made to the Eastern Mediterranean.
As for his conversation with French President Macron, he stressed that a particular reference was made to Libya and to the international conference that Paris is preparing to organize on November 12. The situation in Afghanistan and Syria was also discussed during the meeting.
“We have also expressed our concern about the sale of arms in Greece. We have spoken openly, with a broad agenda,” Erdogan said.
Referring to his bilateral meeting with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, the Turkish President stressed:
“After today’s discussions, I think we can do some important things.” Especially in the defense industry and increasing trade between our two countries. “