ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president says mutual pursuits with the United States outweigh their variations and has known as for extra cooperation with President Joe Biden’s current U.S. administration.
In a video message unhurried Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan acknowledged that Turkish-American relations had been “critically tested” however harassed that their strategic partnership has “overcome all forms of difficulties.”
Erdogan’s conciliatory tone follows his strongly worded accusations that the U.S. supported Kurdish militants, days after Turkish troops chanced on the our bodies of 13 Turkish hostages held by the Kurdistan Workers’ Birthday celebration, or PKK in a cave advanced in northern Iraq.
Ankara has been infuriated by American toughen for a Syrian Kurdish fighters in combatting the Islamic Recount neighborhood, asserting they are linked to the decades-long Kurdish insurgency in southeastern Turkey that the U.S. also lists as terrorists.
Erdogan said Saturday the U.S. did no longer give Turkey the “desired toughen and team spirit” in battling the PKK and linked groups, tense a “sure stance” from Turkey’s allies.
He also repeated the frustration over the continuing U.S. residency of Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim cleric accused of orchestrating the bloody 2016 coup try. Turkey wants Gulen’s extradition. He denies the allegations of hyperlinks to the tried coup.
“We take into consideration our overall pursuits with The USA a long way outweigh our differing opinions,” Erdogan said, adding that he wanted to give a increase to relations thru a “long-term point of view in response to recall-recall.”
Erdogan’s video message modified into aired at some point of the launch of a Turkish tv channel within the U.S.