>> The people of Turkey.>> From renewed tensions with Europe to disagreements with Washington over Syria policy and airstrikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq, Turkey once again finds itself at the center of international affairs. I'm Reuters Bureau Chief in Turkey, Nick Tattersall, where I've just been speaking with President Tayyip Erdoğan.
The Council of Europe puts Turkey on a monitoring watch list, possibly setting back its efforts to join the European Union. We asked President Erdoğan his views on that. <<
There is still resistance.>>
Erdoğan will travel to Washington next month, and ahead of that visit we asked him about the state of relations with the United States. It's a relationship that's been frot with difficulty in recent months and years. Both over the requested extradition of Fethullah Gülen, the cleric blamed by Ankara for last year's failed coup.
And there were disagreements over policy in Syria.>>