Macron says 'no consensus' with Turkey on terrorism

This Time Trump Will Be Just One of the Wild Cards at NATO

This Time Trump Will Be Just One of the Wild Cards at NATO

President Donald Trump said the cease-fire between Turkey and Syria is "holding" and praised Turkey for protecting the Baltic states and Poland after meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on December 4 in London amid meetings with leaders of countries that are part North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

Macron on Tuesday accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of aligning with ISIS elements to further Turkey's agenda in Syria.

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that no consensus could be reached with Turkey on defining terrorism, amid a row with Ankara over Kurdish militia groups. While the YPG issue has been discussed among the allies, it was "not addressed specifically" during the summit.

Later, Erdogan is set to attend a reception at 10 Downing Street hosted by Prime Minister Johnson.

Trump got here below heavy criticism for telling Erdogan in an October cellphone name that he would take away USA troops from northeastern Syria, giving the Turkish army a gap to launch an operation in opposition to the Kurds.

"It's a tough statement, though, when you make a statement like that", he said.

"NATO needs to act proactively against the threats posed by terrorist organizations", Erdogan said.

Erdogan said unless his condition is met, Turkey will continue to obstruct NATO's deployment plans in the Baltic and Poland.

The Turkish side said the meeting lasted about 30 minutes.

Several NATO members condemned Turkey's decision to launch an offensive into northeastern Syria against the Kurdish YPG militia.

Also on Wednesday, Trump and Stoltenberg touted a defense spending increase of a combined $130 billion by the European allies and Canada since 2016.

"And yet you still have many delinquent - you know I call them delinquent when they're not paid up in full", Trump said.

The allies will approve a new strategy to monitor China's growing military activity, and identify space as a domain of warfare, alongside air, land, sea and computer networks. "We hope that our allies will show strong cooperation with us against the threats we face".

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