Trump Invites Erdogan to White House After Leaving Kurds Vulnerable to Massacre
A White House official confirmed that President Donald Trump has invited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House on November 13, just less than two days after Trump announced the withdrawal of U.S. forces from northern Syria, according to Raw Story.
The U.S. will shift ISIS counterterrorism efforts onto Turkey which has caused an uproar of bipartisan anger.
Officials believe that President Erdogan could be emboldened to attack the Kurdish forces that have fought for the U.S. in the region, as Turkey has long viewed the Kurdish militia as a terrorist insurgency.
Although Trump attempted to downplay the situation, tweeting that he would “destroy” the Turkish economy if “in my great and unmatched wisdom” Erdogan does anything that threatens human rights, a National Security Council source told Newsweek that Trump did not mention any economic sanctions in his phone call with the Turkish president on Sunday.