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Erdoğan’s biggest problem in the meeting with Trump

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On his way back from Kazakhstan on Sept. 10, Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan told reporters on board his plane that his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump would be a good opportunity to cover all the issues between them. The two leaders are expected to meet on the premises of the United Nations General Assembly later this month, as they had agreed during a telephone conversation on Sept. 9. No date and place have been arranged yet.

There are a number of important problems between the two NATO allies, which have been escalating in the last three years, since the U.S. has decided to use the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Syrian extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), as their ground troops against the outlawed Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DAESH.

That is going to be one of the important issues on the agenda, as U.S.-backed YPG forces are about to take the ISIL-held city Raqqa and press forward to Deir al-Zor, despite Russia-backed Syrian army troops who are also heading for the city. Trump, like his predecessor Barack Obama,........

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