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Erdogan's White House Visit May Have Only Delayed the Inevitable Storm

Sinan Ciddi
Board of Contributors
Nov 20, 2019 | 09:30 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a news conference at the White House on Nov. 13, 2019.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a news conference at the White House on Nov. 13, 2019. Other than Trump, Erdogan appears to have few friends left in Washington.

(HALIL SAGIRKAYA/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's White House visit on Nov. 13 can be regarded as a win for Erdogan only in a narrow, yet significant sense. Amid the threat of looming U.S. sanctions, Erdogan’s meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump ended with the Turkish president voicing Ankara's demands in the Oval office and, apparently, managing to stave off punitive U.S. measures....

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