US-Turkey relations remain troubled despite G20 meetings

Source:Arab News Date:03Dec2018

US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan met twice on the sidelines of the G20 summit at the weekend. The meetings are a good sign that progress is being made in resetting and correcting the course of US-Turkish relations in at least one major sphere — Syria — as well as the lifting of sanctions against the Turkish state-owned Halkbank. Both are related and might be considered one basket of several that need to be dealt with between the two countries.