Turkey–United States relations

Turkey: New energy is needed in US ties

New energy is needed in ties with the U.S., the Turkish government has said during U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first official visit to the capital Ankara, voicing hope for "concrete steps" particularly in the fight against jihadists in Syria and the extradition of Pennsylvania-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen. 

Erdoğan hopes for speedy progress in Turkey-US ties under Trump

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has admitted strains in ties between Turkey and the United States, while calling on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to contribute to progress in relations. 

"We are passing through a very sensitive period in our ties," Erdoğan said, blasting the Obama administration's "wrong choices" in the fight against ISIL in Syria.