Erdogan’s ruling AK Party says in election manifesto Turkey, US should ‘overcome problems’

Turkey wants to overcome its problems with the United States and maintaining close cooperation between the two countries is essential, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AK Party said in its manifesto for next month’s elections. The document published on Thursday also said Ankara would continue its efforts for “a new and legitimate leadership in Syria.” The party said it aims to re-establish neighborly ties and cooperation with the “new Syria,” Reuters reported. Turks will vote in both parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24, which will herald the switch to a powerful executive presidency.