Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

Biden... Tough on Turkey, Calls Erdogan 'Tyrant'

Sun 08 Nov 2020 | 04:10 PM

Joe Biden’s victory constitutes a great concern for Ankara regarding relations between the two countries due to his hostile stances and statements towards Turkey, especially as the US elect-president has repeatedly criticized Washington’s relations with its Turkish counterpart.

The new US president had a sharp position on his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which was recently reported in the Turkish media, in which he talks about the need for his country to support the Turkish opposition to overthrow Erdogan.

Biden calls Erdogan a "tyrant".

Biden’s statements regarding Turkey do not stop at this point, as he was against the decision to return the Hagia Sophia a mosque, and accused Ankara of stirring up tension in the eastern Mediterranean and fueling the conflict in the Caucasus, and announced his intention to punish Ankara for its purchase of the "S-400" system from Russia.

Moreover, he called for more pressure on Turkey to reduce tension with Greece, and also called for excluding Ankara from any diplomatic efforts in the ongoing war between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

He defended the pision of Iraq and the establishment of a Kurdish entity, and he opposed the withdrawal of US forces from northern Syria, and in addition to that he supports the project Armenian law is against Turkey constantly.

The Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported that Democrat Biden, during his election campaign, took a hostile stance towards Turkey, as he issued a statement about the war in Karabakh, in which he held Turkey responsible.

The newspaper stated that Biden visited Turkey several times while he was Vice President during Barack Obama's term, and he knew Erdogan well.

The Democratic Party candidate won over his Republican rival and came to power after a complex process of sorting electoral cards that took about four days.