Turkish PM to visit the US

Many items are on agenda - the most important of which are to resolve the visa dispute between Turkey and the US and the extradition of Fetullah Gulen, the criminal cult leader behind last year’s failed coup attempt.

Turkish PM to visit the US
US Vice President Michael Richard Pence (L) and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim pose for a photo before their meeting on the second day of the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC) at the Bayerischer Hof hotel in Munich, Germany on February 18, 2017. Anadolu Agency

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim is scheduled to visit the United States on Tuesday. According to sources, the Prime Minister will be meeting US Vice-President Mike Pence.

Many items are on agenda - the most important of which are to resolve the visa dispute between Turkey and the US and the extradition of Fetullah Gulen, the criminal cult leader behind last year’s failed coup attempt.

Yildirim will be accompanied by Vice-President of Turkey Mehmet Simsek, Foreign Affairs Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu and Energy and Natural Resources Minister, Berat Albayrak.

During the visit, which will last from 7 to 11 November, parties will discuss a range of issues which include politics, economy and other national and regional security related issues such as Syria, Iraq, FETO, PYD, YPG, and refugees.

The Prime Minister is also scheduled to meet Turkish Diaspora representatives, Muslim and Jewish community representatives, businessmen and investors.

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