Two weeks before the expected summit between him and his American counterpart Joe Biden, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stressed his importance as a valuable friend of the United States, he said.
And he believed that die United States risks “losing a precious friend” in trying to take over its country in die To drive tight.
What die Regarding tensions with the US, he admitted in admitted to a television interview on Tuesday evening that it was the “Armenian genocide” that Biden admitted months ago.
He also asked: “Has die US administration doesn’t have a different problem than that die Role of the lawyer of Armenia?
In addition, the Turkish President mentioned other contentious issues between the two countries, die since 2016 for turbulence in the bilateral relations is in the foreground die US support for Kurdish forces in Syria, die die Turkey viewed as a “terrorist group”. “If die America is really our ally, should it be on the terrorist side or on our side? Unfortunately, they continue to support die Terrorists, “said Erdogan.
An upcoming meeting..and hope for a new page
This interview comes as the Turkish President plans to make an effort at his upcoming meeting with Biden on June 14th die To calm tensions between the two countries.
Erdogan had expected last week that this upcoming summit would mark a “new era” in would initiate relations between Ankara and Washington.
It is noteworthy that die Tensions between the two countries, although started in 2016, were exacerbated last April (2021) after Washington recognized the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians during the Ottoman Empire during World War I.
Turkey, the heir to the Ottoman Empire, refuses to recognize genocide since die Anatolian region then experienced a civil war with famine, in which between 300,000 and 500,000 Armenians and the like were killed.
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