Turkish President Erdogan visits the White House and is chastised for his recent actions

Jimmy DeYoung

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JD: One more item about Turkey, there was a visit by Tayyip Erdogan who is the President, seemingly the President for life there in Turkey. And it was kind of a contentious meeting I understand because some of the US Senators were in the meeting with Trump and Tayyip Erdogan. What’s your observations of what did take place?

KT: Absolutely Jimmy. But I thought it was very interesting President Trump thought it necessary to bring in five key Republican Senators. The Chairman of the Foreign Relations Comity and others, Rick Scott of Florida, to essentially show Erdogan that he was the good cop in the room and watch out you better deal with me the good cop who is going to hold your feet to the fire because other wise you’re going to get all of these bad cops who are promising right here and now to your face that the US Senate and Congress in general will impose new sanctions on Turkey if Turkey does not scale back its military operations in Northern Syria. And stop it’s attack against Kurdish civilians. He has been Tweeting out in Arabic saluting ISIS fighters who are now fighting under Turkish flag against the Kurds.

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