Trump congratulated Erdoğan on his referendum win.
The press service of President Erdogan reported that the high-level delegation will include the Hulusi Akar, Hakan Fidan, and İbrahim Kalın who held preliminary talks in last week. “I think Washington made such an evaluation when taking this decision”.
Turkey has been angered by a U.S. decision to provide arms to Syrian Kurdish fighters that it considers terrorists. Moreover, the expert is sure that at the moment the Kurds in Syria, unlike the Peshmerga in Iraq, do not plan any hostilities or subversive activity against Turkey.
“They can solve their problems in their own country”, he said, in reference to Turkey.
In the past, Turkey has reliably responded to tensions in its ties with Washington by making overtures to Moscow.
“With the new USA administration, we believe they are honest in mending the relationship with Turkey, but only time will show”, he said, speaking through a translator.
Mehmet Tezkan stated the issue clearly in the centrist Milliyet newspaper: “This is the problem: Ankara is failing to convince the Americans that the YPG is ensconced within the PKK and that the heavy weapons supplied to them will reach the PKK” for use against the Turkish army and police.
John Dorrian – the spokesman for the US-led coalition against ISIS called Operation Inherent Resolve – earlier tweeted that almost all of the city has been seized and that fighters were clearing two neighborhoods.
“After Brexit we will have a free trade agreement prepared and signed as soon as possible between the United Kingdom and Turkey”, he said. One of the best decisions for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation would be the exclusion of Turkey from the Alliance. Jazz noted a number of issues that raise questions about why Trump’s receiving Erdogan at the White House at all, let alone after publicly threatening to attack our Kurdish allies just as they’re about ready to step off against ISIS in Raqqa.
“Both the PKK and YPG are terrorist organisations and they are no different apart from their names”, said his foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. “Otherwise, the outcome won’t only affect Turkey, a negative outcome will also emerge for the United States”. A diplomat talking to Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity claimed, however, that this approach could prove to be counterproductive for Ankara. Its defense minister, Fikri Isik, said Wednesday that the decision plunges Washington and Ankara into a “crisis”.
The SDF’s increased pressure on ISIS from each flank allowed the partnered forces to accelerate the pace of the fight, clear the final neighborhoods of Tabqa and isolate the dam, he said.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the US responded by openly demonstrating its flag within the framework of their mission in the northern part of Syria in order to prevent Turkey from hitting USA allies. “Our wish is that the US stops this wrong and does what is mandated by our friendship”. “Turkey knows that the US position is serious. Turkey’s biggest agenda item [during Erdogan’s visit] will be to try and ensure the USA does not repeat the mistakes it made in Iraq in Syria”, Ulutas said in his column.