Biden Meets Turkish President Erdogan During NATO Summit.

U.S. President Joe Biden met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the NATO sidelines, Wednesday, June 29.

Biden thanked Erdogan for the deal he struck to allow Finland and Sweden to join NATO and cited Erdogan's work to address the food insecurity stemming from the war in Ukraine.

Turkey, Finland and Sweden on Tuesday signed a memorandum deepening their counterterrorism cooperation, addressing Ankara’s concerns that the two Nordic countries are not doing enough to crack down on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union, the U.S. and others.

Finland and Sweden also agreed not to support the Gulenist movement, led by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, which Turkey blames for a failed 2016 coup attempt and other domestic problems.

Helsinki and Stockholm will also end support for the so-called Kurdish People’s Defense Units (YPG) in Syria, part of the U.S.-supported Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighting against the Islamic State group. Additionally, Sweden agreed to end an arms embargo against Turkey that dated to its 2019 incursion into Syria.

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