Turkey wants to get closer to the US over differences with Russia

Turkey plans to rethink its policy towards the United States due to disagreements with Russia, Bloomberg reports, citing sources familiar with the situation.

Ankara, while establishing relations with Washington, is counting on the conclusion of arms contracts. According to Bloomberg sources, Turkish authorities also hope that the United States will help circumvent existing NATO allies’ differences.

According to the Agency, Turkey is being pushed towards rapprochement with the United States by Joe Biden’s victory in the US elections and the threat of sanctions from the European Union. This is also influenced by the contradictions with Russia over the situation in Syria, Libya, and the recent armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, in which Ankara supported Azerbaijan.

At the same time, Ankara may refuse to integrate the Russian S-400 air defense system into the NATO air defense system to avoid new Washington and Bloomberg report.

Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Ankara expects a “new page” in relations with the United States after US President Joe Biden takes office. He added that by linking the supply of Russian S-400 air defense systems with Ankara’s participation in the F-35 fighter production program and sanctions, the United States is harming Turkey’s relations in the defense sector.

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