Presidency denies CHP claim over Trump meeting

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The communications director of the Turkish Presidency has denied main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) claims that members of a Turkish delegation accompanying President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during a meeting with his U.S. counterpart were not taking notes.

Communications Director Fahrettin Altun shared a photo showing the teams of both Erdoğan and Donald Trump taking notes during the meeting on the sidelines of the G-20Summit in Japan’s Osaka city.

“With this lie, [Kemal] Kılıçdaorğlu, who was disturbed by the strong and determinant stance at the G-20 Leaders Summit, has tried to discredit a meeting that is important for our national benefits,” Altun said in a tweet on July 2, calling on the CHP leader to apologize.

Earlier in the day, Kılıçdaroğlu told his party’s lawmakers that “the members of the U.S. team had notebooks and pens, but our team members had neither of them.”

Hurriyet Daily News

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