White House: Turkish president opens to potential meet with United States president in Turkey in 2019

The White House spokesperson on Monday, said the United States President Donald Trump was invited to visit Turkey in 2019 by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

According to news reports, in an official statement, the White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley said, “While nothing definite is being planned, the President is open to a potential meeting in the future.”

According to reports the two NATO allies concluded main issues such as the conflict occurred in Syria due to the Trump’s announcement of the US troop’s pullout from Syria, the conspiracy of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, and also Turkey’s demand for extradition of a Muslim cleric from the US.

The Turkish presidency said Erdogan and Trump, on a phone call on Sunday, agreed to coordinate in order to prevent an authority vacuum from the development as the US has declared its troops withdrawal from Syria.

Turkish president has welcomed Trump’s decision of pullout last week, which has then inverted the US policy in the region and would also remove sources of friction between the two nations.

However, Washington backed Kurdish YPG fighters of Syria, whereas Turkey brands a group of a terrorist organization. Senior US official said Trump has not discussed any of his decision of pullout of troops from Syria.

Erdogan spokesperson on Monday said, the US officials will have a visit to Turkey in this week in order to discuss the full details of the US troop’s pullout from Syria, with the counterpart.


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