“Turkey desires cooperation with the US, however in precept …”
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara wants to strengthen cooperation with Washington after Joseph Biden became the new president of the United States of America (USA).
“We want to strengthen our cooperation with the new US administration on a win-win basis in the long run,” Erdogan said in a video message sent on the occasion of the launch of the Turkish-American National Steering Board (TASC) television channel.
According to the Anatolia news agency, he added that they went through a process in which the Turkish-American friendship was seriously tested.
– We did not see the support or solidarity that we expected from our NATO ally, especially when it comes to the fight against the terrorist group PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) and its branches – Erdogan said.
However, he pointed out that Turkey and the United States share more common interests than “differences of opinion”.