The edorganom expressed his opinion about Putin and Obama.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters about how he is disappointed in the failed attempts to build a “model relationship” with the US presidents and Russia Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin.
On slowmedown, he laid on Obama great expectations, but unfortunately, they did not materialize. “For example, in the economic sphere, our relations have worsened, not improved. Our expectations for international politics also did not materialize,” he said.
In particular, it noted that the US and Turkey had failed to demonstrate sufficient collaborative efforts in Syria and Iraq. The most acute problem is the support by Washington of the people’s protection Units – the paramilitary wing of the Syrian Kurds who are fighting Islamic state, but Ankara considers them terrorists.
According to Erdogan, the Turkish citizens “upset” and images of American soldiers captured along with the soldiers of self-defense.
Erdogan is also unhappy with the point of view of Russia on the Syrian conflict.
“Our friendship with Mr. Putin offered mutual interests at a very high level,” he said, adding that the situation changed radically after Turkey shot down a Russian su-24 in November 2015.
Erdogan also stressed that the trade volume of Turkey with Russia was higher than with the United States, and was planned to achieve $ 100 billion annually.
“I hope that relations will soon be restored and we return to those old days even more powerful,” he added.