John Bolton urged to elaborate on Trump-Erdoğan claims

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New book claims US president agreed to intervene in federal investigation into Turkish bank

The former US national security adviser John Bolton is facing calls to elaborate on a claim in his new book that Donald Trump agreed to help Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan by intervening in a federal investigation into a Turkish state-owned bank.

In excerpts of the memoir seen by US media, Bolton said Trump appeared to “give personal favours to dictators he liked”, that should have been included in the impeachment inquiry focussing on Trump’s dealings in Ukraine.

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