Obama, Erdogan to meet Sunday in China on G20 sidelines:WHouse

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FILE PHOTO - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) listens as U.S. President Barack Obama (R) addresses a joint news conference in the White House Rose Garden in Washington, May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

Washington: US President Barack Obama will meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday in China on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit, with Syria high on the agenda, top aide Ben Rhodes announced today.

The Turkish operation inside Syria against Islamic State (IS) jihadists and the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) has put Washington in a difficult position between its Kurdish partners and Ankara.