Reuters: Obama to meet Turkey's Erdogan in China on September 4
11:27, 30 August 2016

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

Obama to meet with Turkey's Erdogan

11:27, 30 August 2016

112 Agency

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.

Related: Kremlin hopes for Putin, Obama meeting at G20 Summit

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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The White House said it opposes Turkey's push into areas in northern Syria controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, an opposition group the Obama administration supports, as it stands to erode the united front against Islamic State. The Obama-Erdogan meeting is scheduled for Sunday.

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