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President Trump Meets with President Erdoğan of Turkey

President Trump Meets with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey

Thursday, President Donald J. Trump met with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey during the final day of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. They reaffirmed the strategic partnership between their two countries and agreed to continue the fight in defeating all forms of terrorism. Both leaders also firmly rejected the planned Kurdistan Regional Government's planned referendum and warned of the serious consequences that could follow if it occurs. They called on Kurdish leaders instead to accept the process of intense negotiations on all outstanding issues, which the United States and Turkey are prepared to fully endorse and support.