Former Erdogan Adviser On Tensions Ahead Of Turkish Leader's Meeting With Trump09:43
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan gives a referendum victory speech to his supporters at the Presidential Palace on April 17, 2017, in Ankara, Turkey. The referendum granted sweeping powers to the presidency. (Elif Sogut/Getty Images)
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan gives a referendum victory speech to his supporters at the Presidential Palace on April 17, 2017, in Ankara, Turkey. The referendum granted sweeping powers to the presidency. (Elif Sogut/Getty Images)
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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets President Trump at the White House on Tuesday. The two countries are NATO allies, but Turkey has condemned the Trump administration's recent decision to arm a Kurdish group fighting ISIS in Syria.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Egemen Bagis (@EgemenBagis), a former Erdogan adviser and senior member of the president's political party.

This segment aired on May 15, 2017.

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