Relations appear to have deteriorated as Turkish president reveals he no longer talks directly to his US counterpart
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday criticised US President Barack Obama for his silence following the killings of three young Muslims in North Carolina this week, in the latest sign that relations between the two leaders have become strained.
Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides asked on Wednesday (10 February) whether the fight against Islamic State (or Daesh, as it is called in Arabic) was a priority for Turkey.
AINA (press release)
A banner showing Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (center) and Istanbul mayor Kadir Topbas (left) with the minarets of an Istanbul mosque in the background, March 21, 2014 (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images). Critics of Turkey’s ruling Justice and ..