Turkey hopes to improve relations with the United States amid coming to power of Joe Biden, Ankara intends to revise the foreign policy of the state. Bloomberg writes about this, citing sources.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is preparing to revise the country's foreign policy and improve relations with the administration of the new American President Joe Biden. As the newspaper writes, Turkey fears imposition of European sanctions against it due to behavior in the Mediterranean. The European Union has already adopted a relevant resolution.
Another reason for rapprochement with the United States is called “increasing disagreement” Ankara and Moscow against the background of diverging interests in Syria and Libya. Besides, agency writes, relations between countries deteriorate due to the invasion of Turkey “to the backyard of Rossi in the Caucasus” in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Erdogan expects, that Biden will help Turkey improve relations with NATO partners. Besides, Turkish President hopes, that improved ties with the new American administration will increase Ankara's chances of purchasing advanced American weapons, blocked by the past administration led by Trump.
Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, what Ankara is counting on “new page” in relations with the United States after the inauguration of US President Joe Biden.