Erdogan urged the U.S. to respect and threatened to make new friends


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Arrogante: Vladimir Astapkovich/ RIA Novosti

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan explained his vision of relations between Ankara and Washington. His point of view he described in his column for The New York Times

Erdogan is confident that unilateral U.S. action may soon force Turkey to seek new friends and allies. “If the United States fails to respect the sovereignty of Turkey and not prove that you understand the dangers facing our country, our partnership may be under threat,” he said.

Ankara suspects the religious leader links with the opposition Islamic preacher Fethullah gülen. The arrest of a man was the cause of tension in relations between the two countries. In particular, U.S. senators in late April said they were going to block the supply of Turkey’s newest F-35 fighter.

Turkey believes Goleta a terrorist and blames him of organizing a coup attempt in 2016. He currently lives in the United States.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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