Trump begins his meeting with Erdogan by talking about trade deals

The US President Donald Trump opened his meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan by talking about business deals.

Speaking to reporters at the White House on Wednesday, Trump claimed that the ceasefire in Syria had held very well despite the continued attacks by the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries on northern and eastern Syria.

Trump also spoke of trade deals with Turkey.

Erdogan is visiting Washington despite the widespread opposition in the US street and in Congress, which several of his deputies had called on Trump to cancel the visit in light of the Turkish attack on northern and eastern Syria, which caused hundreds of casualties and displaced hundreds of thousands others.

The former President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, said on Tuesday that the president adopted foreign policy decisions with Turkey based on his own interests.

He added, "Trump is pursuing a foreign policy based on making money. Trump is letting people fighting in northern and eastern Syria to make money in Turkey."

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