The United States and Turkey today announced a historic agreement at the end of a week of hostilities in Syria`s border region: the agreement between the two NATO allies came on Thursday following talks between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US Vice President Mike Pence in the Turkish capital. Ankara. The friendship between the United States and Turkey dates back to 1831, when the United States established diplomatic relations with the Ottoman Empire. After World War I and the creation of the Turkish Republic, the United States took diplomatic relations with the Republic of Turkey in 1927. The Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement, signed on July 12, 1947, between the United States and Turkey, advanced relations. The agreement implemented the Truman Doctrine and its policy of “supporting free peoples who oppose the attempt to subjugate armed minorities or through external pressure.” The United States has condemned the July 15, 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, and the United States continues to emphasize the importance of respecting the policies and measures taken by the Turkish government to build public confidence in the country`s democratic institutions and rule of law and to respect human rights obligations. Turkey is an important NATO ally and regional partner, and the United States is committed to improving relations between our two countries. It is in our interest to keep Turkey anchored in the Euro-Atlantic community. President Özal supported the position of the United States during the Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 17).

WASHINGTON — The United States and Turkey reached an agreement Thursday to halt Turkish operations against Syrian-Kurdish forces that once supported the United States in what President Donald Trump announced as “a great day for civilization,” but critics denounced them as capitulation to Turkish demands. In September 1998, Masoud Barzani and Jalal Talabani signed the US-brokered Washington Agreement and established a formal peace treaty. In the agreement, the parties agreed to share revenues, share power and deny the PKK the use of northern Iraq. [39] President Bill Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act, which provides military support to Iraqi opposition groups, including the PUK and KDP. In May 2013, Erdoğan visited the White House and met with Obama, who said the visit was an opportunity to “give back the exceptional hospitality that the Prime Minister and the Turkish people showed him during his visit to Turkey four years ago.” [175] At their joint press conference, both Obama and Erdoğan stressed the importance of achieving stability in Syria. . . .

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j$k2001546j$kThe United States and Turkey today announced a historic agreement at the end of a week of hostilities in Syria`s border region: the agreement between the two NATO allies came on Thursday following talks between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US Vice President Mike Pence in the Turkish...