Amid an increasing deterioration of US-Turkey relations, a commentary published in Turkey's Hurriyet has raised the question whether Ankara is relying too much on American President Donald Trump to save ties.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on the entire nation to come together to resolve national issues and put aside political differences now that elections are over. He has vowed to stand tall against foreign assaults that aim to devastate the Turkish economy.
Turkey's first lady Emine Erdoğan received recognition on April 17 for her "exceptional efforts of inspiring leaders, innovative initiatives and partnerships who have provided smart solutions for global challenges."
Turkey expects President Donald Trump to use a waiver to protect it if the US Congress decides to sanction Ankara over a planned purchase of a Russian missile defense system, a Turkish presidential spokesman said on Tuesday.