Follow RT for news and stories on relations between Turkey and the US. There has been a long history of relations between Turkey and the US - with its ups and downs. Read breaking news and articles on recent developments. There has been a decline in bilateral relations in the past years. Get news from RT on the most crucial disagreements between the Turkish government, headed by President Recep Erdogan and the US, whose current leader is President Donald Trump. The major issues between Turkey and the US are following: difference of opinions on the Iraq War and position of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Turkey strongly opposes US backing of Kurdish YPG fighters in Syria. Turkish President Recep Erdogan sees those developments as a threat to Turkey. The real fight between Turkey and the US began in summer 2017, which was followed by strong decline of the Turkish lira. Don’t miss news on the Turkish currency. After the US threatened to double tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum and impose sanctions, Erdogan retaliated saying that Turkey would boycott US electronic goods like Apple’s iPhone. US started its economic pressure following the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson. Turkey charged him with aiding a failed military coup. Visit RT to get the news on that matter.