President Erdoğan, Trump hold surprise meeting at G-20

President Erdoğan, Trump hold surprise meeting at G-20

HAMBURG
President Erdoğan, Trump hold surprise meeting at G-20

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S. President Donald Trump held an unscheduled meeting on July 8 as a part of the G-20 summit in Hamburg.

The two leaders held a nearly half hour meeting before the closing session of the G20 summit, Turkish officials have said without giving more details.  

Erdoğan also had a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 8 morning; the two leaders discussed the conflict in Syria and other regional issues.  

The two-day summit of world’s 20 major economies (G20) will end later on July 8. President Erdoğan is expected to hold a news conference at the end of the summit.  

The summit hosted by Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel had focused on global economy, climate change and the fight against terrorism.