Turkey’s envoy to the United States says Washington needs Ankara more, citing its role in Middle East if the former wants to carry out operations in the region. 

Serdar Kilic told Anadolu Agency that U.S. lawmakers think Turkey needs the U.S. and is supposed to do whatever the U.S. wants it to do.

“But that is not true. Turkey does not need the U.S.,” said Kilic, and stressed that the NATO allies have a “mutual relationship.”

He said Turkey is the country the U.S. is going to need the most should it want to carry out operations in the

Read more: US needs Turkey more than Turkey needs US: envoy