Trump and Erdoğan have nothing new to announce

After Wednesday’s visit of the Turkish President Erdoğan to US President Trump, both appeared before the press. But they did not have anything new to announce.

At Wednesday’s press conference held by Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan to US President Donald Trump at the White House, Turkey's purchase of the S-400 missile defence system and F-35 jets was mentioned. According to Trump, the question of whether the purchase of the S-400 missile defence system would lead to Turkey's exclusion from the programme for F35 fighter aircraft from the USA is still being negotiated between the two states.

While Turkish President only repeated his well-known arguments against the Kurds, the US President's comments on the Turkish invasion of northern Syria were rather bizarre. Trump argued that the so-called ceasefire continued and that Turkey would live up to its responsibility. His Vice President Mike Pence and the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had very successful talks with Turkey last month and thus contributed to taking an important step in what had supposedly been a state of chaos for centuries, he said.

Erdoğan’s Visit to Washington was accompanied by protests in front of the White House. Also in Rojava and before different US embassies in Europe people protested on the occasion of the meeting of Trump and Erdoğan.