The Barack Obama administration deceived Turkey over cooperation against PKK terrorist organization، Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said late Wednesday، calling for stronger ties with U.S. President Donald Trump.
"With President Obama، we had a mutual agreement about the PKK -- but Obama deceived us. I don't believe the Trump administration will do the same،" Erdogan said in televised remarks.
Erdogan criticized Obama for failing to abide by an agreement between the two countries to fight against terrorist organizations.
Both the U.S. and Turkey designate the PKK a terror group. Ankara says the PYD and its armed wing YPG are the PKK's Syrian offshoots، while Washington has cooperated extensively with the YPG in fight against Daesh، which has vexed Turkey.
The Turkish president's latest remarks followed his earlier statements on Wednesday that "The way President Trump is approaching matters is encouraging، makes us happy."