Monday, August 29, 2016

U.S. President Obama Will Meet Turkish President Erdogan At The G20 Next Month

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan © Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

Reuters: Obama to meet Turkey's Erdogan in China on September 4

U.S. President Barack Obama will have a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during the G20 summit in China next month and is likely to have at least an informal talk with Russia's Vladimir Putin, the White House said on Monday.

Obama wants to talk with Erdogan about events in Turkey after July's attempted coup, the military campaign against Islamic State, and how to promote stability in Syria, Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes told reporters.

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WNU Editor: The top topic on their agenda will be Syria .... US alarm as Turkey warns Syrian Kurd militia of more strikes (AFP).

Update: No Putin - Erdogan meeting planned contrary to earlier reports .... Kremlin: Putin not planning to visit Turkey (Public Radio of Armenia).


Jay Farquharson said...

>>>The flaming of a new Cold War is laden with consequence – including risk of serious conflagration. Since the Kiev coup of February 2014, tensions between Moscow and the West have risen to dangerous levels. Many in the United States seem to welcome the development. Prominent among them are those who since 1991 have set as a cardinal national goal the permanent subordination of Russia within international structures designed and directed by the West. Putin’s dedication to preventing that fate cast him as an opponent, and now enemy, of the United States. In this line of thinking, peace and stability in Europe are predicated on winning this struggle. That means isolation, restricting Russian influence of any kind anywhere, and eventually supplanting him with someone prepared to accept that country’s predestined place in the envisaged Pax Americana.<<<

RRH said...

Sewing chaos and confusion is the ends. Obama has been the best means yet.

RRH said...

Great article. The folks in the PMO/PCO should read and take heed.