Turkey’s Erdogan backs out of Glasgow local weather summit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erodgan scrapped plans to attend a landmark UN local weather summit in Scotland Monday after his safety situations weren’t met, he informed reporters. 

“These were the routine protocol standards that were always applied to us and to all other leaders on all our international visits. However, we were told at the last moment that these could not be met,” the Hurriyet Daily News quoted Erdogan as saying. 

“We later learned that the standards in our rejected request could exceptionally be provided for another country. It didn’t conform to diplomatic customs, either. We could not accept this,” he mentioned, declining to call the opposite nation. 

A senior Turkish official clarified to Reuters that the safety dispute partly concerned what number of automobiles Turkey would convey. 

More than 100 world leaders together with US President Joe Biden, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gathered on the COP26 local weather summit in Glasgow, Scotland on Monday for talks on slicing greenhouse fuel emissions and heeding the dire warnings of local weather scientists. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping didn’t attend. 

Erdogan informed reporters final week that he would meet with Biden in Glasgow, however the pair ended up assembly on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome on Sunday as an alternative. A White House assertion mentioned Biden and Erdogan mentioned Turkey’s request to buy F-16 fighter jets, the battle in Syria and human rights. 

In late September, Turkey requested to purchase 40 US-made F-16 fighter jets and nearly 80 modernization kits for its present plane. Ankara says the acquisition may assist recoup the $1.four billion funding it made into F-35 jets earlier than Washington booted Turkey from the Joint Strike Fighter program in 2019 over its acquisition of Russia’s S-400 missile protection methods.

Erdogan mentioned Biden informed him there was a “50/50” likelihood that Congress will approve the F-16 sale however that he would do “his best” to make it occur.

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