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Ekrem Imamoglu, Istanbul mayor and opponent of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, says he is ready to address any doubts that foreign investors may have about the fallout his country’s policies

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

One of the many reasons Turkey’s recent incursion into Syria has been widely condemned is Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s associated plan to deport and resettle large numbers of Syrian refugees.

President Trump’s friendship with Turkish President Erdogan was on full display during a five-hour meeting at the White House on November 13:

WPR’s editors talk about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to the White House. They also discuss the fall of Evo Morales in Bolivia and why the events there are too complicated to easily categorize as either a coup or a revolution.

There were no breakthroughs on any U.S.-Turkish sticking points during Erdogan's White House visit, but the meeting likely boosted the Turkish president's stature at home, writes @stevenacook 

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." ✉️

During a meeting in the Oval Office, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pulled out an iPad to show a group of Republican senators and Pres. Trump an anti-Kurd video, according to several of the senators who complained about Erdogan's tactic.

While all eyes were focused on the first impeachment hearing examining President DonaldTrump's dealings with Ukraine, Trump himself remained focused on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to the White House.​

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.


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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.

With all the media concern about Turkish President Erdogan coming to the White House it is useful to remind them that General Secretary Xi Xinping’s communist dictatorship routinely commits human rights violations, and has over a million people in concentration camps.

Hours before Turkish President Erdogan visits the White House, senior officials acknowledge on a press call that the Turkish-supported Syrian rebels have committed alleged human rights abuses in NE Syria including "one report of a chemical weapon, specifically white phosphorous."

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."

NEWS: I’m launching an investigation into the Halkbank scandal including whether Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani and President Erdogan worked to help the state-owned Turkish bank avoid criminal prosecution for exploiting U.S. financial institutions and engaging in money-laundering.

BREAKING: Turkish President Erdogan announces in tweet that Turkish offensive into northeast Syria has started.

Sr US defense official tells me: The President made the decision to pull out of Syria last Fri Dec 14 after speaking with Turkish President Erdogan, who told Trump Turkish forces were planning to enter Syria to go after the Kurdish PKK and warned US troops to get out of the way.

US prosecutors quietly dropped charges against most of Turkish PresidentErdogan's security team involved in bloody DC melee last year, including head of the detail. The legal move came one day before Tillerson met last month with Erdogan to ease strains.