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Trump Welcomes Turkey's Authoritarian President to the White House

HeadlineMay 17, 2017
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President Trump welcomed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House Tuesday, praising the authoritarian leader and promising to continue supplying Turkey with U.S. weapons. Erdogan praised Trump’s election victory as a "legendary triumph," while objecting to the administration’s decision to arm Syrian Kurdish forces in the YPG militia. Erdogan also repeated his demand that the U.S. extradite Fethullah Gülen, a Turkish dissident living in Pennsylvania whom Erdogan blames for leading a failed coup attempt in 2016.

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