Recep Tayyip Erdogan was initially scheduled to meet US President Joe Biden in Glasgow, but the two presidents met at the G20 in Rome on Sunday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was initially expected to arrive in Glasgow (United Kingdom) on Monday to attend the United Nations Climate Conference (COP26), returned to Turkey on Sunday night, from Sunday to Monday, the official Anadolu news agency reported.
The Turkish president, who attended the G20 summit in Rome on Saturday and Sunday, landed at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport at 12:20 a.m. (9:20 p.m. GMT), according to Anadolu Agency, which did not say whether the Turkish president was still planning . In Scotland, where COP26 will be held until 12 November.
Turkey – the last country to ratify the Paris climate agreement – had indicated that Recep Tayyip Erdogan would visit Glasgow on Monday. When questioned by the Turkish presidency, it did not respond Monday morning to AFP’s requests. Recep Tayyip Erdogan was initially scheduled to meet US President Joe Biden in Glasgow. But the two presidents met on Sunday at the G20 in Rome, and promised to better cooperate to improve particularly strained relations, according to Ankara and the White House.
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The Turkish president also spoke behind closed doors on Sunday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. The entourage of Emin Erdogan, the wife of the Turkish president, told AFP, Monday, that relations between the Turkish first lady and Brigitte Macron are in good shape, despite the ongoing tensions between the spouses.
Brigitte Macron and her Turkish counterpart traded several times over the weekend, according to her entourage. According to photos transmitted by the Turkish presidency, Brigitte Macron also in Rome, in the presence of Emine Erdogan, wore a black mask decorated with an embroidered flower – a gift given to her by the Turkish first lady – a gesture that Ankara interpreted favorably.
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