NBC: Trump Set to Welcome Turkey’s Leader Erdogan to White House
It was never going to be the easiest encounter, but President Donald Trump's planned meeting with Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week has gotten even more awkward.
The pair will sit down at the White House on Tuesday to discuss how to "deepen our cooperation to confront terrorism in all its forms," according to a Trump administration statement announcing the event.
That promises to be a tough challenge after Trump gave the Pentagon authorization to arm Kurdish militias in Syria to help drive ISIS out of Raqqa, a Syrian city which has been under the terror group's control since 2014.
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More News On Tomorrow's Meeting Between President Trump And Turkish President Erdogan
Donald Trump, Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan face crisis in first meeting -- UPI/Arab Weekly
Erdogan to Visit Trump Amid Rising Tensions Between the U.S. and Turkey -- Time/AP
Erdogan Welcomes 'Decisive' Trump Meeting Amid Tensions on Syria -- Bloomberg
Erdoğan to urge Trump to ditch deal to arm Kurds in Syria during US visit -- The Guardian
Erdogan to discuss Syria, Iraq and Gulen's extradition with Trump -- TRT
Turkey's Erdogan and Trump: Kindred spirits, divergent agendas -- The Hill
Setting low bar for Trump-Erdogan meeting -- Al-Monitor
Erdogan Wants to Change Trump’s Mind on Arming Kurds, But Will it Work? -- Sputnik
Why Trump will likely leave Erdogan empty-handed -- Nil Köksal, CBC News