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Trump to Meet Turkeys Erdogan at White House Amid Rising Tensions

President Donald Trump announced this week he will be meeting his Turkish counterpart, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Washington on Nov. 13 amid growing tensions between the United States and Turkey over Syria.

Trump said on Twitter the pair had a “very good” phone call during which they discussed bilateral issues such as Turkeys “border with Syria, the eradication of terrorism, the ending of hostilities with the Kurds,” among other topics.

Just had a very good call with President @RTErdogan of Turkey. He informed me that they have captured numerous ISIS fighters that were reported to have escaped during the conflict – including a wife and sister of terrorist killer al Baghdadi….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2019

“He [Erdogan] informed me that they have captured numerous ISIS fighters that were reported to have escaped during the conflict – including a wife and sister of terrorist killer al Baghdadi….” Trump wrote on Nov. 6.

“Look forward to seeing President Erdogan next Wednesday, November 13th at the @WhiteHouse!”

….Also talked about their Border with Syria, the eradication of terrorism, the ending of hostilities with the Kurds, and many other topics. Look forward to seeing President Erdogan next Wednesday, November 13th at the @WhiteHouse!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2019

According to a statement from Erdogans office, the leaders “reconfirmed that they will meet in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 13, on President Trumps invitation,” DW reported.

The Turkish leaders visit to the United States follows a deterioration in relations between the two countries over the Syrian conflict. Last month, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced a bipartisan measure to impose “severe sanctions” on Turkey following its invasion of northern Syria, as Trump caRead More – Source

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