Erdogan from Turkey may suspend the trip to the USA. UU. After the voting of Congress - officials

* Trump invited Erdogan to the United States on November 13. * Congress votes on sanctions and genocide angered Turkey * Turkish officials insist that two leaders get along (adds Erdogan spokesman's comment) By Orhan Coskun and Dominic Evans ANKARA, Nov. 4 (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan may suspend a visit to Washington next week to protest votes in the House of Representatives to recognize the mass killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide and seek sanctions against Turkey, Three Turkish officials said. Erdogan must arrive in Washington on November 13 at the invitation of President Donald Trump, but said last week that the votes put a question mark on the plans. These steps seriously outshine the ties between the two countries. Because of these decisions, Erdogan's visit was suspended, a senior Turkish official said, adding that a final decision had not been made. Turkish sources say that Trump and Erdogan have a strong bond despite anger in Congress over Turkey's Syrian offensive and its purchase of Russian air defenses, and despite what Ankara sees as the erratic pronouncements of the US president himself . Such personal ties could prove crucial, given the purchase by NATO of Turkey of the S-400 missile defense system in Moscow, which according to US law. UU. It should trigger sanctions. Turkey has already been suspended from the F-35 fighter aircraft program in which it was a joint producer and client, and the offensive it launched against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria on October 9 laid the groundwork for further reprisals by the States United. Although Trump seemed to clear the way for the raid by withdrawing troops, the White House briefly imposed sanctions before lifting them after an agreement to stop the fight and clear Kurdish fighters from the border. Then, two weeks after that agreement, the votes of Congress angered Turkey once again. 'POLITICAL TIME' Turkey accepts that many Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire were killed in clashes with the Ottoman forces during World War I, but questions the figures and denies that the murders have been orchestrated or constitute genocide. Erdogan's spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, said Turkey wanted to ensure that the president's planned visit to Washington could achieve concrete results on issues that include Syria, the fight against terrorism, the defense industry and commerce. Erdogan will make a final decision (on the trip) soon, maybe in a few days, he told reporters after a cabinet meeting. Trump has expressed sympathy for Turkey for his purchase of Russian defense systems, blaming his predecessor for not selling Ankara Patriot missiles. His eagerness to get American forces out of Syria also aligned with Erdogan's plan to send troops across the border to push back the Kurdish YPG. However, last month Trump threatened to destroy Turkey's economy, and Trump sent a letter to Erdogan the day the offensive began warning him that he could be responsible for killing thousands of people. Don't be a tough guy. Do not be silly! Trump wrote. A Turkish security official cited Trump's letter, along with votes in Congress, as harmful: If the atmosphere does not change, this visit will make no sense. Erdogan himself said three weeks ago that he could no longer keep up with Trump's large number of tweets. Even so, for Ankara, Trump is still the best hope of saving a partnership between two countries that, despite their difficulties, want to quadruple their annual trade to $ 100 billion. The two leaders have a good relationship, said a source close to the Turkish presidency. President Trump wants to have good relations with Turkey despite his own establishment. (Kevin Liffey and Gareth Jones edition) This story has not been edited by The Times of India and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe. (This story has not been edited by timesofindia.com and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe.)

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