Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived at the White House to hold a meeting with US President Donald Trump as well as select senators, a meeting set to focus on bilateral relations and foreign policy issues, including Syria.
Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring which began two weeks ago aimed to clear northern Syria bordering Turkey’s southeast from YPG/PKK terrorists, and Ankara says that has been achieved.
This year’s two-day event will focus on "Globalisation in Retreat: Risks and Opportunities" with panel sessions and talks by politicians and topic leaders from around the world.
While its NATO ally Turkey has repeatedly offered military assistance to the US to help defeat Daesh, Washington still sided with a terror group affiliate the YPG, endangering a decades-old partnership.
Turkey has begun the fight against PKK/PYD terrorists in northern Syria following US President Donald Trump’s announcement that the US is pulling its troops from the region.
The announcement comes a day after Ankara sent military reinforcements to its southern border. Turkish President Erdogan says Turkey is ready to target terror groups in northern Syria, with or without support from the United States.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday gave the most direct indication of a military offensive since Ankara and Washington decided to establish a "safe zone" in the region.
Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate on October 2 last year.
Erdogan's UN speech on Israeli occupation of Palestinian land rubbed Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu the wrong way.
Turkish President Erdogan and US President Trump also discussed bilateral ties and regional issues over the phone.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking to Reuters also said that it is “not rational” for US to hurt ally Turkey on sanctions, Syria “safe zone.”
President Erdogan says that Turkey and the US are discussing a safe zone in northern Syria but with every step taken it is seen that what Turkey wants does not match with what is in the mind of the US.
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