President Erdoğan continues bilateral talks, meetings in New York
NEW YORKPresident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been continuing his meetings in New York, where he arrived on Sept. 18 to hold bilateral talks with world leaders and attend the United Nations General Assembly.
Erdoğan on Sept. 18 held a meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, in which they reportedly discussed several issues including developments in the war-torn Syria and Turkey’s decision to purchase S-400 missile systems from Russia.
Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın was also present at the 40-minute meeting, where the Sept. 25 independence referendum of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq was also discussed.
Erdoğan continued his meetings on Sept. 19 and hosted Somali-origin member of the Minnesota House of Representatives Ilhan Omar.
The meeting held in the hotel where Erdoğan is staying was closed to the press.
Later on, Erdoğan had a meeting with representatives of Jewish institutions, in which Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak and Kalın were also present.
The meeting was also closed to journalists.
Erdoğan also held talks with members of the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA). A Turkish delegation also attended the meeting that lasted for 40 minutes.
Erdoğan was scheduled to address the General Assembly later on Sept. 19.
First lady Emine Erdoğan, meanwhile, visited one of the most famous libraries in the United States, the New York Public Library.
She was presented information on the pieces in the library, while Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar and his wife Şule Akar, Berat Albayrak and his wife Esra Albayrak accompanied her.