Erdogan optimistic to build Turkey-US ties in Trump era

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Erdogan optimistic to build Turkey-US ties in Trump era

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday expressed confidence he would be able to open a "new page" in troubled relations with Washington at a meeting next month with his counterpart Donald Trump.

The summit between Erdogan and Trump in the United States in mid-May will be their first face-to-face encounter as heads of state and a chance to progress a relationship that became mired in a series of disputes under former president Barack Obama.

"I believe that we will open a new page with Mr Trump in Turkey-US relations," Erdogan told the Atlantic Council Istanbul summit. (APP)