Hello everyone. Like every day, the drafting of 20 minutes is mobilized to give you the latest information on the conflict. Monday’s day will be marked by the meeting in Ankara between Antony Blinken and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The conflict in Ukraine should be on the menu of discussions between the head of American diplomacy and the Turkish president. Washington indeed recognizes that its Turkish ally has a constructive role: since the start of the conflict on February 24, 2022, Ankara has offered its mediation to put an end to it.
The United States and Turkey, allies within NATO, however, maintain sometimes tense relations, and their differences should be discussed during the meeting. As a priority, the Turkish blocking of membership in the Alliance of Sweden and Finland, whose candidacies have been pending since May. Thursday, the head of the organization Jens Stoltenberg had even considered, during a visit to Ankara, that it was “now time” to integrate these two countries of Northern Europe.