Turkey–United States relations
The United States is supporting the YPG in Syria but the group's presence in the war-torn country is becoming a threat to Turkey's national security, presidential spokesperson İbrahim Kalın has said.
A cleric and a lawyer visited U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, who is under house arrest in the western Turkish province of İzmir on Sept. 18.
The members of a delegation from the United States Congresg, who visited Turkey and met with their Turkish parliament counterparts on Aug. 27, have urged Ankara to give up purchasing S-400 missile systems from Russia to receive the F-35 fighter jets.
Despite the growing tensions between the United States and Turkey, the Pentagon said the military relationship between Washington and Ankara has not deteriorated.
Turkish Ambassador to the U.S. Serdar Kılıç responded on Aug. 19 to an op-ed piece that he said it was aimed to undermine the Turkish contributions to the NATO alliance.
US-Turkish relations have never been easy to manage. But the current standoff between Washington and Ankara is striking, even by the standards of an historically difficult relationship. At the heart of the problem is the tension between geopolitics and behavior, between strategic interest and practical policy.
U.S. President Donald Trump has been "played," leading to heightened tensions between Ankara and Washington over the detention in Turkey of an American pastor, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.