Putin and Biden intend to hold talks with Erdogan

Putin and Biden intend to hold talks with Erdogan

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced meetings with his colleagues from Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden.

Erdogan has told his U.S. counterpart that Ankara will not change course on F-35 stealth jets and the Russian S-400 missile defense systems, he said on Thursday.

"I told (Joe Biden), don't expect us, as Turkey, to take a different step on either the F-35 or S-400 issue because we did our part on the F-35s," Erdogan told reporters in the Azerbaijani capital Baku, referring to his recent face-to-face meeting with the US president at Monday's NATO summit in Brussels.

Erdogan also underlined that it was a "historic mistake" for a country to favor the terrorist groups that its ally is fighting against, instead of siding with its ally that is being targeted by terrorism.

Erdoğan also highlighted that Biden plans a visit to Turkey.

He added that Moscow was being "helpful" on the opening of the Zangezur corridor between Azerbaijan's western part and the Nakhchivan autonomous region, and said he would soon meet Russia's President Vladimir Putin.