Washington-Ankara tensions rise… as Erdogan threatens, the Pentagon warns

ANHA – The Pentagon spokesman announced that the US Department of Defense is doing everything it can to maintain relations with Turkey, but at the same time warned that Ankara should pursue a more constructive policy of differences.

 This came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Sunday evening, stated regarding the closure of the Incirlik and Korajik military bases.

As the Turkish president announced, the Turkish parliament may decide on the genocide of Indians, in response to the US Senate’s recognition of the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire in 1915.

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in statements he made in the Council on Foreign Relations that the US administration believed that Turkey was a reliable partner, but Turkey’s policies are currently far from a reliable partner.