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Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:02 PM

Turkey's Erdogan to visit Washington next week

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday and the two leaders reconfirmed they will meet in Washington on Nov. 13 at Trump’s invitation, Turkish officials said.

Earlier this week, three Turkish officials had said Erdogan might call off the visit in protest of votes in the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize mass killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide and to seek sanctions on Turkey. However, officials on Wednesday said the visit would go ahead and that the two leaders had exchanged views on bilateral issues and regional developments during their phone call.

Turkish sources say Trump and Erdogan have a strong bond despite anger in Congress over Turkey’s Syria offensive and its purchase of Russian air defenses, and despite what Ankara sees as the U.S. president’s own erratic pronouncements. Those personal ties could prove crucial, given NATO member Turkey’s purchase of Moscow’s S-400 missile defense system, which under U.S. law should trigger sanctions.

In the past, Trump has referred to Turkish President Erdogan as “a close personal friend”.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-erdogan/turkeys-erdogan-speaks-with-trump-to-visit-washington-next-week-idUSKBN1XG2TL

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Reply Turkey's Erdogan to visit Washington next week (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Nov 6 OP
old guy Nov 6 #1
gratuitous Nov 6 #2
Hassler Nov 6 #3
wiggs Nov 6 #4
C_U_L8R Nov 6 #5
BigmanPigman Nov 6 #6
MustLoveBeagles Nov 6 #14
NCLefty Nov 6 #7
FirstLight Nov 6 #8
Chin music Nov 6 #9
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 6 #10
Chin music Nov 7 #18
Blue_Tires Nov 7 #19
Buns_of_Fire Nov 6 #11
Takket Nov 6 #12
kentuck Nov 6 #13
DeminPennswoods Nov 7 #16
nitpicker Nov 7 #15
Ilsa Nov 7 #17
LeftInTX Nov 7 #20

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:05 PM

1. Coming to check out his new real estate.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:08 PM

2. What an extraordinarily bad idea

Buying rotting vegetables futures now.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:09 PM

3. Chump will be giving him foot and back massages the whole time.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:10 PM

4. Trump/Turkey is another scandal waiting to be exposed. nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:13 PM

5. Trumps gonna pardon Turkey

Facepalm

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 06:14 PM

6. Who will be in the room and who will be taking notes?!?!?!?!?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:26 PM

14. Good question

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 06:15 PM

7. In what way are they "close friends?" What tripe.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 06:55 PM

8. protests?

It would be good to give the message that we are NOT happy with trump making alliances with dictators and authoritarian murderers...

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:11 PM

10. Is he bringing his thugs with him?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:13 PM

19. Always...

Any protestors should probably wear a helmet...

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:57 PM

11. I see he manages to button his damned coat for his buddy. mt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:01 PM

12. how many american citizens will his entourage be allowed to beat, consequence free?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:16 PM

13. Next Wednesday.

Same day and time that Taylor is supposed to testify.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 06:09 AM

16. It was called "alternative programming" on Deadline:WH

yesterday. Presumably so Fox News viewers won't have to see the impeachment hearing.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 06:28 AM

17. Dang, I wish I could be there to protest his existence. nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:51 PM

20. Gross

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