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).