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Tue Oct 8, 2019, 03:39 PM

Trump Announces President Erdogan of Turkey Will Visit

Source: New York Times



President Trump on Tuesday said that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey would be visiting the White House in mid-November, an invitation added to the calendar amid Mr. Trump’s abrupt and widely criticized decision to clear the way for a Turkish military operation against American-assisted forces in Syria.

Mr. Trump declared on Monday that it was “time for us to get out” of Syria and faced immediate backlash from Senate Republicans. His decision goes against recommendations from top officials at the State and Defense departments. American troops withdrew on Monday from posts near two Syrian towns by the Turkish border.

Defending his decision on Tuesday, Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter that Turkey, a fellow member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, has “been good to deal with, helping me to save many lives” in Idlib Province in Northern Syria, on the Turkish border. He praised Mr. Erdogan for returning an American pastor, Andrew Brunson, in 2018 after holding him for two years over accusations that he was a spy who helped terrorists.

“He is coming to the U.S. as my guest on November 13th. #ENDENDLESSWARS,” Mr. Trump wrote of Mr. Erdogan. Turkish officials said Mr. Trump made the invitation to Mr. Erdogan on Monday when the two men spoke by phone. After the White House announced its major shift in foreign policy Monday, Mr. Trump fired off some tough-talking Twitter posts to assure critics that he was not conceding to Turkey in any way. “As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!),” he wrote.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/08/us/politics/trump-erdogan-turkey-visit.html



Guess he's gotta do that quo exchange for the quid pro.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 03:40 PM

1. What deal did the great dealmaker make? Did he cave to Erdogan? 2 Trump Turkey properties involved?


A reported yesterday suggested that tRump got "rolled" by Turkey re Syria & Kurds.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 03:43 PM

2. Fall is such a wonderful time to beat human rights protesters in DC. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 03:44 PM

3. Yeah, I was wondering if his entourage was going to knock on some skulls again...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 04:07 PM

4. Sure Donny, it's "#ENDENDLESSWARS" when you allow your friends to slaughter the opposition.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 04:24 PM

5. Why are we inviting this thug back to the U.S.?

Rhetorical question...I know why.


but keep in mind what Erdogan's security detail did to protestors outside the Turkish embassy in Washington D.C. the last time he was in the U.S. They should all be banned from setting foot on U.S. soil.

Those protestors, after all WERE ON U.S. soil not Turkish soil!

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 04:35 PM

6. Yup. I had posted the video in another thread yesterday.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 08:02 PM

7. K and R..nt

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