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Erdogan skipped Glasgow climate summit in security dispute

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has returned to Istanbul without attending the UN COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland.

Erdogan returned straight to Istanbul on Sunday night after attending the G20 summit in Rome, Al Jazeera reported, citing Turkey's state news agency Anadolu Agency. Erdogan was expected to address the COP26 summit on Monday and Tuesday.

However, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not give any official reason for canceling plans to attend the summit.

Erdogan met with US President Biden on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome on Sunday. He discussed the acquisition of F-16 fighter jets and the war in Syria.

A Turkish official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters there were "protocol problems" with the Turkish president's presence at the summit.

Turkish Minister of Environment, Urban Development, and Climate Change Murat Kurum is expected to attend the COP26 summit and represent Turkey.

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