Trump and Erdogan to meet amid strained US-Turkey relations

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DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Donald Trump will meet as relations between the NATO allies are at their lowest point in decades, with Turkey rebuffing the U.S. and turning to Russia on security issues and Ankara facing a Washington backlash over attacks on Syrian Kurds. Erdogan and Trump have a difficult agenda Wednesday that includes Turkey's decision to buy a Russian air defense system, its attack on U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria and other disputes that threaten a proposed $100 billion trade deal. Their scheduled afternoon news conference, following a meeting with Republican lawmakers at the White House, will give Trump a stage to counter the first public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry
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