The set will meet on November 13 from the US funding at Trump’s invitation, Turkish officials have stated.
Before this week, three Turkish officials previously had stated Erdogan could call off the trip in protest of votes at the U.S. House of Representatives to reevaluate mass killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide and to seek sanctions on Turkey.
But, officials on Wednesday said the trip would proceed and the two leaders had exchanged views on bilateral issues and regional improvements during their telephone call.
Turkish sources state Trump and Erdogan possess a powerful bond despite wrath from Congress over Turkey’s Syria offensive and its purchase of Russian air defenses, despite what Ankara sees as the US president’s very own erratic pronouncements.
Those private ties can prove critical, provided NATO member Turkey’s buy of Moscow’s S-400 missile defense system, which under US law ought to trigger sanctions.
Turkey has been suspended by the F-35 fighter jet program where it had been joint manufacturer and customer, along with the offensive it established against Allied forces in northeast Syria on October 9 set the platform for additional US retaliation.