The Turkish offensive and US move to withdraw troops prompted Syrian Kurdish leaders to strike a surprise deal with the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad earlier this week, paving the way for pro-government forces and allied Russian troops to fill a security vacuum in the north. He told reporters that chances for his November trip to Washington are "something to be assessed" after the talks with the American delegation, he said, adding that the sanctions and criticisms in the United States constituted "great disrespect toward the Turkish Republic".
Trump himself has stalked out of his White House meetings with congressional leaders - in May, saying he would no longer work with Democrats unless they dropped all Russian Federation investigations, and last January during the partial government shutdown.
America's abrupt withdrawal of its troops pushed the Kurds to strike a deal with the Russia-backed government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, allowing his forces to return to regions of northern Syria they abandoned at the height of the 8-year-old civil war.
Mr Erdogan's comments came as Washington, which has announced limited sanctions on Turkey, said USA vice president Mike Pence, secretary of state Mike Pompeo and national security adviser Robert O'Brien are travelling to Ankara on Wednesday to try to negotiate a stop to the fighting in Syria's north-east.
"When Trump comes here, I'll talk to him", Erdogan said earlier, adding that Pence and Pompeo would speak with their counterparts on Thursday and not directly with him.
Now in its eighth day, Turkey's offensive against Kurdish fighters has increasingly strained relations with its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.
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The U.N. Security Council said it was concerned by the risks of a deterioration in the humanitarian situation in northeast Syria and the escape of Islamic State fighters, but made no reference to the Turkish assault.
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Erdogan said he will decide whether to go ahead with a planned visit next month to the United States after meetings with an American delegation in Turkey this week, while his spokesperson said Turkey's foreign ministry was preparing retaliation for USA sanctions. Pence said the U.S. is "simply not going to tolerate Turkey's invasion of Syria any longer". He also said Turkey would "give the appropriate answer to these sanctions".
It said the two leaders emphasized "the need to prevent confrontations between units of the Turkish army and Syrian armed forces".
Russian Federation announced Tuesday that its units were patrolling between Turkish and Syrian military forces near the strategically important Syrian town of Manbij to prevent a confrontation.
"We couldn't continue in the meeting because he was just not relating to the reality of it", she said. Syrian forces took control of Manbij as US troops completed their pullout from the town Tuesday.
The resolution states Congress' opposition to the troop pullback and says Turkey should cease its military action in Syria.
French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday that the camps were not "currently" under threat from the operation, but Europe has taken an increasingly tough line with Turkey.