Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden, expressing his dedication to work intently with the brand new administration.
“I imagine that the sturdy cooperation and alliance between our international locations will proceed to contribute to world peace sooner or later because it has been till right now,” Erdoğan mentioned in an announcement launched by his workplace.
“I reiterate our dedication to work intently with the US Administration on this route within the upcoming interval.”
“I congratulate you in your election success and specific my honest needs for the peace and prosperity of the individuals of america of America.”
Turkey was considered one of a handful of nations, together with Russia, that had not commented on Biden’s victory since he was declared the winner of the US presidential election on Saturday.
A senior Turkish official had mentioned on Monday that Ankara would wait till authorized challenges to the US election outcomes have been resolved and for the result to be finalised.
Within the assertion, President Erdoğan mentioned he hoped that the US election outcomes could be “helpful” for america and that he might construct on earlier discussions with Joe Biden, who served as US vice-president beneath Barack Obama.
“Turkey-US relations are of strategic nature, based mostly on a well-established basis,” mentioned Erdoğan.
“At this time, the challenges we face on the international and regional stage require us to additional develop and strengthen these relationships based mostly on widespread pursuits and values.”
Individually, the Turkish President additionally despatched a message to Donald Trump, thanking him for his “honest and decided imaginative and prescient” and for increasing the ties between the US and Turkey throughout his 4 years in workplace.
Trump and Erdoğan cast a powerful private relationship regardless of troubled ties between the 2 NATO allies over Syria and Turkey’s resolution to buy Russia’s superior anti-aircraft missile programs.
US lawmakers pressured the Trump administration to sanction Turkey.
“I sincerely thanks as soon as once more to your regular heat friendship and specific my honest needs for the peace and prosperity of the individuals of america of America,” mentioned President Erdoğan.
Earlier on Tuesday, Turkish Overseas Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu mentioned Ankara expects steps that might resolve points which are “poisoning” ties with america.
Addressing Turkish ambassadors, Cavusoglu mentioned there have been plenty of alternatives to assist enhance the bilateral ties, together with the 2 international locations cooperating to finish the conflicts in Syria and Libya.