Issues over purchase of US F-16 jets resolved soon: Turkiye’s Erdogan

ANKARA (Reuters): President Tayyip Erdogan expects issues around Turkiye’s purchase of US F-16 jets to be resolved soon, following a meeting with US President Joe Biden on the sidelines of a G20 summit.

In an interview with reporters on his way back from the summit in Bali, Erdogan said Biden had told him the issue was “in his hands,” a readout of his comments on the plane showed.

Erdogan also said he could revisit relations with Syria’s President Bashar Assad following the presidential and parliamentary elections set for June next year.

When asked about a possible meeting with the Syrian leader, Erdogan said, there was no eternal resentment or quarreling in politics, according to a readout of comments he made during his flight back from Bali.