Turkey’s president wishes to improve testy relations with US
IslamNews – Turkey’s president says mutual interests with the United States outweigh their differences and has called for more cooperation with President Joe Biden’s new U.S. administration.
In a video message late Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan acknowledged that Turkish-American relations were “seriously tested” but stressed that their strategic partnership has “overcome all kinds of difficulties.”
Erdogan said the U.S. did not give Turkey the “desired support and solidarity” in fighting the PKK and linked groups, demanding a “clear stance” from Turkey’s allies.
“We believe our common interests with America far outweigh our differing opinions,” Erdogan said, adding that he wanted to strengthen relations through a “long-term perspective based on win-win.”