ANKARA (Turkish Zaman) – The White House National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, has expressed the United States’ desire to see a strong democracy in Turkey.
US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan answered questions from reporters on board US President Joe Biden’s plane to attend the G7 leaders’ summit.
Regarding Turkey’s elections, Sullivan stressed that the US administration will continue to work with Turkey on many issues such as Ukraine and regional issues in the Middle East and Ankara’s role in NATO, regardless of who wins the second round of the presidential elections.
Sullivan added, “We want to continue to see a strong democracy in Turkey. They held the first round, they will hold the second round, and we will be ready to work with whoever wins.”
The White House also said that the extension of the Black Sea Grain Corridor Agreement is positive.
Noting that extending the grain export agreement to the Black Sea is a good thing, Sullivan said they will continue to support efforts to ensure grain has access to global markets.
Sullivan stressed that the world deserves stability that will ensure the sustainable operation of the grain corridor, and in this way, the food needs of countries, especially poor countries, can be met.
It is pointed out that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, just before the elections, accused President Joe Biden of giving orders to work to remove him from power