Recep Tayyip Erdogan's meeting with Donald Trump comes at a time of strained relations between the two NATO allies.
The US president called Macron's "brain dead" remarks on NATO "nasty," saying he could see Paris leaving the military alliance. The comments set the tone for what is expected to be another tense summit among NATO allies.
Although the summit was meant to mark the military alliance's 70th birthday, tensions among the allies overshadowed the party. The celebration of unity was marked by clashes between the US and French presidents.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet Donald Trump at the White House at a time of historic differences between the two NATO allies. Photo-ops and pomp won't fix a host of issues that have damaged relations.
Turkey has outraged some of its partners with its military operation in Syria and human rights violations at home. How does the country's presidential spokesperson justify those policies? He talks to DW's Tim Sebastian.
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