Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to the United States (US) to attend the 78th General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA). He will be in New York between September 17-21, and will address the UNGA. Erdogan is expected to address important issues such as the war in Ukraine, the Black Sea Grain Corridor, the fight against terrorism, and climate change.
Turkish President is expected to meet with many state, government, and organization leaders in New York, including UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. It is stated that Erdogan and Guterres will discuss the Grain Corridor Agreement, which they have worked together before.
Diplomatic sources indicate that Erdogan is also planning a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with whom Erdogan is said to find a lot of common ground in the Eastern Mediterranean.
It was announced that President Erdogan will also hold a bilateral meeting with Greek Prime MinisterKyriakos Mitsotakis. In the meeting, it is thought that the steps to be taken for the normalization of Türkiye-Greece relations will be discussed after the positive messages coming from both countries. The two leaders last met on July 12 at the NATO Summit in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.
As part of his visit to New York, the Turkish President will attend the 6th Gala Dinner of the Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC) as the guest of honor. Erdogan is expected to share a special congratulatory message for the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye. Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan is also expected to attend the event.
The economy will also take an important place on the agenda during the visit to New York. On the morning of September 19, Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek will meet with the world's leading fund and portfolio managers at the 13th Türkiye Investment Conference organized by Goldman Sachs. More than 100 businessmen are expected to meet with Simsek. The following day, President Erdogan is expected to meet with foreign businesspeople and investors for a roundtable discussion.