Erdoğan and Trump

According to White House spokesman Judd Deere, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, discussed recent developments in war-torn Libya, the dangerous situation in Syria’s Idlib province and the importance of Turkey and Greece resolving their disagreements, during a phone call on Monday.

“The two leaders discussed the need to eliminate foreign interference and maintain the ceasefire in Libya,” White House spokesman, Judd Deere tweeted.

Erdoğan and Trump also discussed the fighting in Idlib, which has been the scene of fierce bombings by the Assad regime and its allies, agreeing “that the violence being carried out in Idlib, Syria must stop,” Deere said.

“President Trump also highlighted the importance of Turkey and Greece resolving their disagreements in the eastern Mediterranean,” he added.

Tensions were already running high between the two countries because of Turkey’s ‘illegal’ gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean, and escalated higher with the singing of the (invalid) controversial agreement on maritime borders between Turkey and Libya’s UN-backed government in November 2019.

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