Turkey's Erdogan and Trump: Kindred spirits, divergent agendas
By Edward G. Stafford, opinion contributor - 05/14/17 09:00 AM EDT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet President Trump in the White House on Tuesday, May 16. Although the two countries are NATO allies since 1952, the relationship has never been a fully harmonious one, requiring compromises and tolerance for behavior the other party opposed, or at least did not support (for example, the invasion of Cyprus in 1974 by Turkey; the invasion of Iraq in 2003 by the U.S.).
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