Turkey–United States relations
Turkish and U.S. officials on May 25 agreed on a "roadmap" for further cooperation to ensure the security of a Kurdish-held city which became a major headache between the NATO allies, according to a joint statement.
United States President Donald Trump voiced his support on April 17 for Pastor Andrew Brunson, who is on trial in Turkey on charges of espionage and terrorism, in a case that has compounded strains in U.S.-Turkish relations.
Turkey's president and the Qatari emir on March 27 discussed bilateral and regional issues over the phone, Turkish presidential sources said.
The Turkish and Russian presidents on March 27 discussed an upcoming three-nation leaders' summit on Syria over the phone, Turkish presidential sources said.
The Turkish and German presidents spoke on the importance of joint efforts to fight terrorism in a phone conversation late on March 21, according to Turkish presidential sources.
The U.S. State Department thanked the Turkish government and security forces on March 6 for investigating terror plots targeting the U.S. Embassy in Ankara.
The first of the three technical committees formed of senior Turkish and U.S. officials, aiming to address the many disagreements between the two countries, will meet on March 8-9 in Washington, the Turkish authorities stated on Feb. 27.
Two men pleaded guilty on Dec. 21 to felony assault in a street brawl in May near the Turkish embassy in Washington during a visit by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the United States Justice Department said.
Turkey is looking to secure alternative sources of defense equipment as U.S. promised provisions encounter delays, the Turkish Foreign Minister has said.