During a meeting in the Oval Office Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pulled out an iPad to show a small group of Republican senators and President Trump a propaganda video casting the Kurds in a negative light, according to a GOP source
President Trump’s friendship with Turkish President Erdogan was on full display during a five-hour meeting at the White House on November 13:
President Trump famously told the Turkish President, "Don't be a fool," in an oft-parodied piece of cross-continental correspondence — but the foolhardy letter found its way home. First Elvis, then Erdogan. This envelope earned a "return to sender." ✉️
Perplexing statements by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Donald Trump on Wednesday capped off a day of meetings between two leaders forced to awkwardly reconcile in public what has become an intensely strained relationship.
Despite threats from the Turkish gov't, @Enes_Kanter continues to courageously speak out for human rights. Thank you, Enes, for joinin @RonWyden @pressfreedom & I to introduce a bill to condemn President Erdogan’s authoritarianism. We will always defend your freedom of speech.
Turkish president Erdogan "has no respect for human rights. There is no democracy. There is no freedom of speech, religion or expression in Turkey," says NBA star @Enes_Kanter , who is originally from Turkey. "I called him the Hitler of our century."