Turkey's Erdoğan and Trump Meet at the White House
by Matthew RJ Brodsky
TRT World Live
November 13, 2019
Turkey's President Erdoğan comes to Washington to meet with President Trump -- a controversial move following the U.S. shift in Syria policy, withdrawal from northern Syria, and Turkey's subsequent invasion targeting America's Kurdish allies in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). It follows a litany of contentious actions from Erdoğan that cast an ominous shadow on the Oval Office visit.
Matthew RJ Brodsky joins TRT World's Presenter Alican Ayanlar; North America Correspondent Jon Brain; Professor of International Relations from South Carolina and political analyst Ali Demirdas; and defense analyst and Pentagon Correspondent Kasim Ileri of Turkey's Anadolu News Agency for a special live news edition outside the White House. They discuss the many bones of contention in the U.S.-Turkish relationship, the shifting attitudes in the branches of the U.S. government, and the complex political dynamic in Washington that Erdoğan will need to navigate. Finally, they provide their analysis on what can be expected from the meetings.