Turkey wants relations with the Biden administration on an equal footing. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey wants to pursue a win-win relationship with the United States. He said we may have differences of opinion; But I believe that Turkey’s common interest with the United States is more than that.
A video of Erdogan’s remarks has been posted on his Twitter page. It also says Erdogan wants equality with the Biden administration. News from the Middle East Eye.
Tensions between the two NATO allies have been simmering for years. In the meantime, Erdogan extended his hand of friendship. He said Turkey wants to maintain the partnership of strategic relations between the two countries.
The United States has imposed sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of S-400 defense equipment from Russia in December. But Turkey wants to move beyond that tension and now move forward under US President Joe Biden. At the same time, Erdogan called on Washington to stop supporting the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Unit (YPG) in Syria.
The United States has also condemned the crackdown on student protesters, including Osman Kavala, a Turkish civil society leader. Erdogan welcomed the Biden administration, despite a relationship of suspicion and mistrust.
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