Erdoğan outgunned at Trump meeting in face of US-Russian united front

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Rebuff on Syrian-Kurdish issue is part of a pattern of alignment between Washington and Moscow on perceived threats

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, put on a brave face after his White House meeting with Donald Trump, but there was no concealing that he had come away empty-handed. For this disappointing result Erdoğan can blame, among others, Vladimir Putin.

Turkish officials had billed Tuesday’s meeting as a pivotal moment for the two countries’ troubled relationship, and Trump, sticking to his script, made the expected noises in public. He commended Erdoğan as an important ally in fighting terrorism and singled out the Kurdistan Workers’ party (PKK), which both powers regard as a terrorist faction, as a particular threat.

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