U.S. President Barack Obama met with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This is stated in the message of the White house, reports Reuters.
During the meeting the sides discussed joint efforts to combat the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia). “Obama thanked President Erdogan condolences on behalf of Americans in connection with the terrorist attack in Diyarbakir,” — said in the White house. The US President also pledged support for Washington’s security of Turkey.
This week The Wall Street Journal reported, citing its sources in the White house that the American President refused to hold a personal meeting to Erdogan. The Turkish President arrived in the USA in the framework of the nuclear security summit.
As reported the sources of the newspaper, the President of the United States refused to join the Turkish leader at the opening ceremony of the mosque in Maryland, as well as from official bilateral meetings. The interlocutors of WSJ explained that we are not talking about the formal refusal, as the heads of state there is no “stable graphs”.
Later, the President of Turkey has denied this information. He said he will hold talks with Obama during his visit to Washington. Thus, according to him, the duration and agenda of this meeting will depend on the schedule of events during the summit.