President Biden reassured his NATO allies that the U.S. has their backs, and said he was gratified that the alliance will now also focus on challenges from China, climate change and cyberattacks.
President Biden will be in Europe for eight days, first meeting with allies and partners at the G7 and NATO summits. And then, he'll square off with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva.
The increased friction follows the beheading of a French teacher after he showed his class caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad. The two countries have sharp foreign policy differences.
The U.S. president welcomed the Turkish leader to the White House for talks about Syria and also Turkey's decision to buy a Russian defense system.
The vice president led a delegation to try to persuade the Turkish president to stop the military push and enact a cease-fire. The Turkish foreign minister says the deal brokered is not a cease-fire.
Sunday's local elections are widely seen as a referendum on both President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's leadership and his AK Party's grip on power.
The NBA star says he fears that if he travels to London for an upcoming game against the Washington Wizards, he might be killed for speaking out against Turkey's president.
The meeting was canceled moments before it was to begin, reflecting Turkish anger over U.S. insistence that a Kurdish militia fighting in Syria be protected after American troops withdraw.
Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor agrees with Turkey that Jamal Khashoggi was murdered — but he says the journalist died in Istanbul from a drug overdose, not at the hands of a brutal hit squad.