Erdogan Winks at Israel and Expects a Door to the White House

With Biden in charge, the Turkish president suddenly faces someone who cares about things like human rights. So Ankara is talking about restoring full diplomatic relations with Israel

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The Turkish gambling site Holiganbet recently added a new option. In addition to betting on soccer teams, you can now put your money on the chances that Joe Biden will call Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The new U.S. president has been in no hurry to phone Erdogan since taking office, nor did he accede to a request sent through advisers that a conversation take place even before the inauguration. Biden evidently noticed that Erdogan was one of the last leaders to call and congratulate him on his victory, so he has no reason to hurry, especially when he promised during his campaign that he knew how to deal with a Turkish president whom he called a dictator.

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