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Turkey's Erdoğan says he will discuss Halkbank case with Trump

Turkish said that he would hold the talks with his U.S. counterpart discuss the case of Turkish lender during the upcoming Washington visit. Erdoğan also added that they would exchange views over the latest developments in the war-torn Syria too.

's Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he will discuss the case of Turkish lender Halkbank with U.S. President Donald Trump during talks in Washington next week, broadcaster NTV and other media reported on Friday.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan on Oct. 16 charged the bank with taking part in a multibillion-dollar scheme to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran, in a case that has strained relations between Ankara and Washington.

's shares were up more than 4% after Erdoğan's reported comments.

Speaking on his flight home from a trip to Hungary, Erdoğan told reporters he would discuss with Trump developments in Turkey's offensive in northeast Syria.

Turkish leader also said he would hold a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday to "form the basis" of his talks in Washington, according to media.

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