Turkey–United States relations
A bi-partisan bill - Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act of 2019 - tabled in the US Senate by Bob Menendez (Dem. - New Jersey) and Mark Rubio (Rep. - Florida) provides for the lifting of the arms embargo on Cyprus, military aid to Greece, and support for the trilateral Greece-Cyprus-Israel energy and defence cooperation.
Turkey's response to a non-paper, delivered by a top White House aide during talks in Ankara on Jan. 8, mainly outlines how Ankara perceives Turkey's role in a deal reached between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S. President Donald Trump regarding the post-U.S. pullout period, a Turkish diplomatic source has told Hürriyet Daily News.
U.S. President Donald Trump has said the United States would get out of Syria slowly "over a period of time" and would protect the Washington-backed Kurdish group that Turkey lists as a terrorist organization, as tensions rise in the war-torn country.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump have held a phone call on Syria.
U.S President Donald Trump has said extraditing a Turkish-born Muslim cleric blamed by Turkey for engineering a 2016 military coup attempt is "not under consideration."