Turkish, US presidents to speak over phone
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
“Tomorrow, the two presidents will speak over the phone,” Çavuşoğlu told reporters on Jan. 22 in the French capital Paris.
Çavuşoğlu’s remarks came after a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of the launch of the International Partnership against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons hosted by the French Foreign Ministry.
He said Trump wished to make the phone call.
“The time has also been finalized,” Çavuşoğlu added, without providing further details.
The White House later said it expects de-escalation vis-a-vis the northwestern Syrian city of Afrin to be on the agenda during call.
“We want them to de-escalate. I think you can expect that to be part of the conversation. But I’m not going to get ahead of their call. And we’ll have a readout after that takes place,” spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters.
“We have already delivered humanitarian aid to the local people. We have built two camps; these two camps right now consist of 4,000 people,” he said.
“We will build more. We have also provided healthcare services. The local people are glad about this. Because we only target terrorists,” said the foreign minister.