February 26, 2019 / 3:33 PM / a year ago

Turkey's Erdogan to meet White House adviser Kushner in Ankara: CNN Turk

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - White House adviser Jared Kushner is expected to meet with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, broadcaster CNN Turk said on Tuesday.

Kushner has responsibility for Washington’s Israel-Palestinian policy. He has said he will address final-status issues of that conflict, including establishing borders, during a week-long trip to the Middle East.

Turkey and Israel, former allies, expelled each other’s top diplomats last May during a row over clashes in which dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces on the Gaza border.

Turkey has been one of the most vocal critics of the U.S. move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and opening an embassy there.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz and Ece Toksabay; Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Gareth Jones

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