As two NATO countries, Turkey and the US should be in a completely different position, the Turkish President said on Friday.
Speaking to reporters in Istanbul after Friday prayers, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said “the US is currently supporting terrorist organizations, beyond any expectations”, adding that “instead of fighting terrorist groups, the US provides them with a significant amount of weapons, tools and vehicles. “
Erdogan noted that Turkey, as a NATO member, should share this fact with the rest of the world, referring to US support for the YPG / PKK terrorist group.
Answering a question about his next meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Erdogan said his expectations of him are “very different”.
“The regime in Syria poses a threat to southern Turkey. “Thus, as a friend of Russia, I expect from Putin and Russia a different approach as a demand of solidarity,” he said.
“We have to fight this together in the south,” he added.
The United States is not interested in Syria these days, Erdogan said, noting that Russia, Iran and Turkey “should discuss ways to establish a peace zone in Syria.”
“We are working to further improve our bilateral relations with Russia as we aim to achieve a $ 100 billion bilateral trade volume with Russia,” Erdogan said.