Turkish, US leaders discuss regional issues

ISTANBUL, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Donald Trump discussed Syria and Iraq, and other bilateral and regional issues by phone on Friday evening.

During the conversation, the two leaders reviewed the joint efforts to counter terrorism, reaffirming their determination to increase cooperation as allies, Turkey’s AA reported, citing sources of the Turkish presidency.

They exchanged views on the confrontations that started earlier today between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli troops near the eastern borders of Gaza Strip.

Tens of thousands of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip converged on the border to demand the right to return to their homes in West Bank and pressure Israel to lift its decade-long blockade of the Strip.

Despite the peaceful nature of the rally, at least 14 Palestinian protesters were martyred by Israeli troops.

Source: Kuwait News Agency