President Barack Obama says that the United States and Turkey have expanded their partnership over the last four years. In an exclusive interview with Milliyet Washington Correspondent Pinar Ersoy, President Obama reviews the state of U.S. – Turkey relations. Full transcript:
The White House announced that President Obama called Prime Minister Erdogan to discuss the escalation of violence in Gaza. According to the statement, “the two leaders shared their concerns about the dangers to civilian populations on both sides and expressed their common desire to see an end to the violence.”
President Abdullah Gül and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan congratulated President Barack Obama on his election victory. In his congratulatory letter, Gül stressed that ties between Turkey and the U.S. have strengthened and stated, “we are determined to maintain the model partnership and positive nature of our relationship.” Pointing to the regional and global importance of bilateral relations between the two countries, Gül underlined the importance of their partnership for peace, stability, and security in regions such as Central Asia, North Africa, Caucasus, and Central…
Speaking to the Global Post, Sinan Ulgen, chairman of the Center for Economic and Foreign Policy Studies, a think tank in Istanbul, says that U.S. – Turkey relations have peaked during the administration of President Barack Obama.