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Erdoğan meets with Trump on sidelines of NATO summit

Erdoğan is expected to hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts on the summit's sidelines

Editor / Internet Yeni Şafak

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump had a brief chat during the NATO summit that kicked off on Wednesday.

Trump gawked as he watched two of Turkey’s domestically-produced T-129 Attack Helicopter take to the skies during an airshow. Twenty-five helicopters from 13 allies participated in the performance. Following the show, Erdoğan and NATO Secretary Gen. Jens Stoltenberg had a warm conversation as they entered the headquarters.

Turkish ATAK helicopter air show display stuns world leaders at NATO summit
Yeni Şafak

Turkish ATAK helicopter air show display stuns world leaders at NATO summit

The T-129 ATAK national combat helicopters put on a special display at a NATO summit and stunned the leaders of the world on Wednesday.

Leaders were invited to the official welcoming ceremony, and given a tour of the agora at the NATO headquarters in Brussels by Stoltenberg.

After the ceremony, 29 NATO heads of state and government also visited an exhibition on the organization’s history and its activities along with Stoltenberg.

Erdoğan is expected to hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts on the summit's sidelines.

Erdoğan meets Trump at NATO summit
Anadolu Agency

Erdoğan meets Trump at NATO summit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S President Donald Trump met on Wednesday as leaders gathered in Brussels for a NATO summit.

The summit is set to review steps to adapt NATO to current security threats, as well as exchange views on threats to Euro-Atlantic security.

Matters pertaining to ongoing tension between the EU and the U.S., moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, Iran and climate agreements are expected to be discussed at the summit.

Additionally, in a session held with the attendance of Georgia and Ukraine’s heads of state, improving relations between NATO and those countries will be discussed.

Turkish FM Çavuşoğlu attends NATO Engages 2018 in Brussels
Anadolu Agency

Turkish FM Çavuşoğlu attends NATO Engages 2018 in Brussels

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu attends “A Shifting Global Order and an Alliance Under Pressure” panel during the NATO Engages: The Brussels Summit Dialogue at NATO headquarters on July 11, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.

The alliance is also expected to affirm its support to Afghanistan. The summit will also affirm NATO’s “open-door policy” in the Euro-Atlantic region for peace and stability.

The summit will additionally discuss six major topics -- including strengthening deterrence and defense, counter-terrorism and stability, strengthening cooperation with the EU, modernization of NATO, sharing of responsibility and common values, and the transatlantic union.

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