Trump, Erdogan meet at the White house in the midst of strained relations, impeachment inquiry

nearvideo President Trump set to meet with Turkish President Erdogan at the White house

The ‘Special Report’ anchor Bret Baier said President Trump has decided that his foreign policy, even with the bad guys.

With relations between Washington and Ankara, historically, the President of Trump instead of excited, on Wednesday, a high-stakes meeting with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan just a few weeks after the latter ordered a controversial invasion in Northern Syria after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the region.

To discuss is to be expected, the two leaders were, the Turkey is the decision to purchase a Russian-made air defense system, despite the fact that Turkey is member of NATO and hosts a U.S. military base, as well as the country, have created military actions against Kurds in Northern Syria, far party spread across condemnation in Congress.

The Turkish offensive, followed by Trump and his announcement last month that he intends to pull U.S. troops out of Syria — a step that critics said left Syrian Kurds, a long time ally of the United States, vulnerable to the battles with the Turkish army.


Trump, meanwhile, claimed last month that the measures taken by Turkey in Syria were “not our problem”, and that the Kurds were not the “angels”, the your defender out of them.

“We are not added to a police agent,” Trump. “For us, it is time to go home.”

The meeting of the two leaders of the world criticism from both Republican and democratic lawmakers, who called earlier this week, Trump to cancel his meeting with Erdogan has drawn.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., it was one of the harshest critics of the trump card of his own party, when it comes to the relations between the United States and Turkey.

“The peoples of the world, including #Saudi Arabia #UAE & #Egypt will be watching very carefully,” Rubio, the other US ally wrote in the region,” Rubio tweeted. “If sanctions are adopted, they conclude, you can bases with the purchase of weapons from #Russia or #China’s military.”

To fight last month, the house overwhelmingly passed a bill to sanction senior Turkish officials and his army for the military incursion in Syria by the Kurds. Erdogan sees the Kurdish forces in Syria as an extension of the separatist Kurdish group fighting in Turkey since the 1980s.


“This is not the time or place to be the hospitality and the exchange of pleasantries with a dictator,” said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a New Hampshire Democrat who sits on the Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees.

In the Senate, two Democrats introduced legislation, the condemnation of Turkey in the speech of journalists, political opponents, dissidents, minorities and others. She said the Turkish government would have citizens detained more than 80,000 Turkish state, closed more than 1,500 government organizations on terrorism-related reasons, and dismissed or suspended, more than 130,000 civil servants from their jobs.


Trump his relationship defended with Erdogan, which is considered crucial for regional security in the Middle East and added that Turkey is an important ally of the United States for decades, citing the economic advantage of the relationship as a reason to overcome the differences.

Trump administration officials have said, the President said, to attack Turkey, Syria. But if Erdogan insisted that they Trump say decided to move, 28 Green Berets operating system on the Turkey-Syria border, as they would not be caught in a cross fire between the Turkish-backed forces and the Kurds.


An official of the State Department, said Trump is rewarding, Erdogan with a White house visit, but is the conduct of diplomacy. The official language of high-level consultations are necessary, because of the volatile situation in Syria has displaced tens of thousands of people.


In addition to the invasion of Syria, it is also about Erdogan’s presence in Washington after his last trip to the capital of the USA is in may 2017, if members of his security detail were accused of having attacked American demonstrators in front of the Turkish Embassy in Washington. New protests Wednesday were expected in the Lafayette Park opposite the White house.

The leaders of the planned afternoon press conference after a meeting with Republican lawmakers at the White house, also give Trump a stage, against the first public hearings in the house impeachment inquiry. Shortly before Erdogan welcomed in the White house, Trump tweeted that the house Democrats were “trying to stop me, because I am not going to fight for you. And I’ll never let that happen.”

Fox News’ Dom Calicchio and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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