May 16, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump welcomes Turkish President Erdogan to White House

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

President Trump welcomed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House this afternoon — a controversial move that critics claim legitimizes Erdogan's crackdown in Turkey and his move to consolidate power.

The two leaders are expected to present a joint statement at 1 PM.

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