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Politics GOP senators to meet with Turkey's Erdoğan, Trump amid tensions

18:25  13 november  2019
18:25  13 november  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Trump invites Republican senators for meeting with Turkey ’ s Erdogan to ‘clear the air’. The president sought the meeting — which will include Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch — amid widespread Capitol Hill criticism of Erdoğan and Ankara’s recent actions in Syria, CNN

US President Donald Trump said he had a "very good call" with his Turkish counterpart. But relations between the NATO allies have Both leaders "reconfirmed that they will meet in Washington on Wednesday, 13 November, on President Trump ' s invitation," said a statement from Erdogan ' s office.

A group of Republican senators will meet with Turkish President Recep Erdoğan and President Trump at the White House on Wednesday.

Lindsey Graham wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Trump supporter, has been critical of Turkey. © Greg Nash Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Trump supporter, has been critical of Turkey.

Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a close ally of Trump who has been critical of Turkey, and Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, are part of the group heading to the White House.

Spokespeople for the White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment about the full list of Republican senators who will attend the meeting.

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Trump invited the senators to the White House amid growing concerns among GOP lawmakers that he’ll take a soft approach to Turkey ’ s decision to There are still “ tensions within the family,” one senator told NBC News. Since meeting with Erdogan on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Japan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will depart for Washington on Nov. 12 to meet with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump , a statement by Turkey ’ s Erdoğan also underlined that he and Trump are on the same page to find solutions to the bilateral problems. The president also said that Ankara’s

It comes amid heightened frustration on Capitol Hill about the U.S.-Turkey relationship in the wake of Trump's decision to pull back U.S. troops in northern Syria and Ankara's subsequent invasion of the region.

Multiple groups of senators have introduced legislation that would slap new sanctions on Turkey over its military incursion. While the House overwhelmingly passed a sanctions bill, legislation has stalled in the Senate amid skepticism from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) about the use of sanctions against a NATO ally.

Trump also faced bipartisan pressure to revoke his invite to Erdoğan.

McConnell noted from the Senate floor on Wednesday that some lawmakers had "expressed concern" about letting Erdoğan visit the White House, but added, "I hope the meeting produces better behavior from this important NATO ally."

"I share my colleagues' uneasiness at seeing President Erdoğan honored down at the White House, but I would urge this body to remain clear-eyed about our nation's vital interest in the Middle East and the fact that advancing them will mean strengthening our relationship with this NATO ally, not weakening it further," he added.

Turkey needs to 'get rid of' S-400s to overcome impasse: State Dept official .
Turkey needs to "get rid of" the Russian S-400 missile defense system it purchased, a senior State Department official said on Thursday, to overcome a standoff with Washington, which says the procurement poses a threat to NATO defense capabilities. © Reuters/TURKISH MILITARY/TURKISH DEFENCE A Russian plane carrying parts of a Russian S-400 defense system lands at Murted Airport near Ankara "There is room for Turkey to come back to the table. They know that to make this work they need to either destroy or return or somehow get rid of the S-400," the official told reporters at a briefing.

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