[1] The Free Trade Agreement between Turkey and Jordan was repealed on 22 November 2018. Finally, Lindsey Graham, a powerful Republican senator who is said to have strong influence over U.S. President Donald Trump, suggested that relations between Washington and Ankara could take the next step if the two allies sign a free trade agreement. The friendship between the United States and Turkey dates back to 1831, when the United States established diplomatic relations with the Ottoman Empire. After World War I and the creation of the Turkish Republic, the United States took diplomatic relations with the Republic of Turkey in 1927. The Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement, signed on July 12, 1947, between the United States and Turkey, advanced relations.