Erdogan to visit US in November at Trump's invitation - UPDATED

Erdogan to visit US in November at Trump's invitation - UPDATED
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday discussed the anticipated safe zone in northern Syria with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. In the phone call, Trump also invited Erdoğan to meet in Washington in November, APA reports citing Daily Sabah.

The two leaders exchanged views on the proposed safe zone in the area east of the Euphrates River, in addition to bilateral issues, a statement from the Turkish Presidency read.

"The president reiterated that the creation of a safe zone is key to neutralizing the threat stemming from PKK-(People's Protection Units) YPG terrorists and creating the conditions necessary for the return of Syrian refugees to their native country," the statement added.

Erdoğan also stressed that Turkey is committed to fighting Daesh terrorists in Syria, and "will take all necessary precautions" to prevent similar problems from arising in the future.

According to the statement, Erdoğan also shared with Trump his frustration over the U.S. military and security bureaucracy's failure to implement the agreement between their two nations.

"The two leaders agreed to meet in Washington next month, per President Trump's invitation," it said.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday discussed the anticipated safe zone in northern Syria with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. In the phone call, Trump also invited Erdoğan to meet in Washington in November, APA reports citing Daily Sabah.

Faiq Mahmudov

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