Turkey said on Monday (11 November) it had deported two captives from Islamic State, a German and an American, starting a programme to repatriate detainees that has caused friction with its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies since it launched an offensive in northern Syria.
Erdogan will use this visit "to show that, despite his autocratic drift, he's not an global pariah - and that's a photo-op and message the Trump team are happy to provide, having jettisoned even a token interest in democracy and human rights", said Max Hoffman, the associate director for national security at the Center for American Progress, a Washington-based think tank. That would automatically oblige the Trump administration to impose on Turkey 5 of 12 sanctions listed by the 2017 Countering America's Adversaries through Sanctions Act, or CAATSA. Earlier, Trump stressed that the S-400 and F-35 jet program would top the agenda of his meeting with Erdogan.
Last week Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was quoted as saying there were 1,201 Islamic State prisoners in Turkish jails, while Turkey had captured 287 militants in Syria.
"I understand the problems that they've had, including many people from Turkey being killed in the area that we're talking about and he has to do something about that", Trump said. Erdogan also faces damaging allegations of corruption within his inner circle emerging from a U.S. court case opened last month against state-run bank Halkbank over an Iran sanctions busting scheme.
Under that law, it's actually up to the executive branch to determine if a "significant transaction" has occurred.
The world's billionaires lost a total of US$388 billion in 2018
Billionaires across the globe continue to be involved in philanthropy, with 400 of the top 500 billionaires publicly giving. The total assets of local billionaires shrank by 78 billion dollars to 500.9 billion dollars within a year.
The group included Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch of Idaho.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat-New Hampshire, speaks during the New Hampshire state Democratic Party convention, September 7, 2019, in Manchester, NH.
"I never heard this", he said, adding it sounded like "more second hand information."There's no place in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation for significant Russian military purchases.
"It has upended what was an oasis of stability, damaged U.S. credibility and standing on the world stage and strengthened the hands of Russia, Iran" and the Syrian government of Bashar Assad, Shaheen said. "Do we know the impact sanctions will have on USA companies?" Erdogan has responded by suggesting he could instead buy Russian warplanes as well. "Turkey has been worrying about this issue for years, let others worry now".
Trump says Turkey has been a critical US ally for decades, and he cites the strong economic upside to the relationship.
Trump welcomes World Series champs Washington Nationals
The deal included a $10 million signing bonus that was payable July 1 this year and salaries of $15 million in both 2017 and 2018. Once upon a time , the Cubs were connected to Strasburg via rumors, but that was before he extended with the Nationals.
But efforts in both the House and Senate to curtail arms sales to Turkey, which hosts several key USA military bases, have failed to gain much traction in a Congress where most lawmakers have significant numbers of defense contractors in their home states.
The Danish Public Prosecutor said on Monday that Denmark and Turkey were in contact over a Danish citizen convicted of terrorism charges in Turkey. "And then the strategic relationship within North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is really broken".
Sitting in the Oval Office with Erdogan, Trump said he was too busy to watch the televised hearing on the inquiry, which he called a "hoax".
Beto O'Rourke drops out of 2020 race
As O'Rourke leaves the campaign trail to come home to Texas, he returns to a state with a booming economy and strong job growth. Carlson then compared O'Rourke supporters to those of "an indie rock band that wasn't very good but was considered cool".