ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan explained on Thursday he would have “facial area to facial area” talks with the new U.S. administration in May possibly and that Syria and Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based cleric he blames for July’s unsuccessful coup, were being the prime bilateral issues.
In an job interview with CNN Turk, Erdogan explained talks with Washington continued on Gulen, whom Turkey wishes to see extradited.
Erdogan explained a planned operation to drive Islamic State from their Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, and the fate of the Syrian city of Manbij were being “extremely crucial regional choices we have to acquire,” and explained Turkey was saddened by the U.S. and Russian readiness to do the job with the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria.
He also explained a U.S. and British ban on devices greater than a cellphone in the cabin on flights from numerous nations around the world which includes Turkey experienced damaged mutual self-assurance and explained he hoped the mistake would be corrected before long.
(Reporting by Ece Toksabay Composing by Nick Tattersall)