Better Turkey-U.S. ties depend on mutual interests, respect: Kalın

Turkey and the United States should focus on common strategic issues to better align their interests and perspectives, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalın said on Sunday night, while stressing the importance of mutual interests and respect for improving ties. Kalın hosted members of the United States Congress at the Dolmabahçe Presidential Labor Office in Istanbul. The … Read more

Turkey urges the US to recognize its efforts against terrorism

Turkey on Thursday “completely” rejected the recent annual US human rights report, calling it “baseless”. Ankara also called on Washington to recognize Turkey’s efforts against terrorism in all its forms. A Foreign Ministry statement called the report, released by the US State Department on Tuesday, “unfortunate” and said it contains “baseless accusations.” Ankara “completely rejects” … Read more

Herzog’s visit to Ankara shows strong ties between US and Turkey: US rabbi

A prominent leader of the Jewish community in the United States, Rabbi Marc Schneier, commenting on the development of relations between Turkey and Israel, said that it also marks strong ties between Washington and Ankara. Rabbi Schneier, director of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, was also a schoolmate of Israeli President Isaac Herzog and assisted … Read more