İlknur Şebnem Öztemel-TDO-23.09.2017- President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, went to USA in order to attend United Nation’s General Assembly’s 72nd meeting and meet with his American colleague Donald Trump.
Two leaders met in Lotte Newyork Palace Hotel. It is asserted that in 50 minutes talk between Erdoğan and Trump, they debated about the bilateral relations between USA and Turkey, regional problems and upcoming independence referendum in KRG.
Before the meeting, leaders made some significant remarks to reporters. Initially, Trump said ‘It is a pleasure and honor to know my friend Erdoğan. If it is necessary to be caring and honest, he works one of the hardest paces of the World, he gain points and interoperate with us. Our relations is at it’s best and I guess it is related to our personal relations.’’
Secondly, Erdoğan stated ‘’ I believe, we have a chance to talkrecent devlopments in the region and World. I want to thank him agains as we had this chance’. After the meeting, Turkish Presidency released an official statement. According to this,leaders agreed on the necessity for cooperation for solving regional problems and their will to continue to combat each terrorist organizations. Also, it is said that both leaders mentioned their opposition to the upcoming referendum in KRG and argued that it would have some ‘’serious’’ results.
In his visit to USA, Chief of Military Staff, Hulusi Akar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Berat Albayrak, Turkey’s Ambassador to USA, Serdar Kılıç, Undersecretary of the National Information Organization, Hakan Fidan, Turkey’s Permanent Representative to UN, Ferudun Sinirlioğlu and Spokesman of the President, İbrahim Kalın, accomplied Erdoğan.
If it is necessary to make some comments about these developments, it would not be wrong to be suspcious. Regardless of Trump’s perspective of bilateral relations with Turkey, it is significant to note that it was also Trump’s assistants that have sended above thousand vans fulled of modest weapons to YPG. Do not forget.