December 1, 2018 / 8:43 PM / 10 days ago

Turkey's Erdogan discussed Syria, lender Halkbank with U.S. President Trump

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference on the final day of the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Stapff

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the situation in Syria’s Manbij and Idlib areas with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, Erdogan said.

Speaking to reporters in Buenos Aires, Erdogan said a U.S. sanctions busting case against the state-owned Turkish lender Halkbank was also discussed during the 50-minute meeting.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Editing by Peter Graff

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