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Turkish President Erdogan meets with President Trump

Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian, director of the Baker Institute, provided commentary and analysis during Bloomberg TV’s live coverage of Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s visit to the White House for a meeting with President Donald Trump on U.S.-Turkish relations, terrorism and the Syrian crisis.

“It’s in the interest of any leader of Turkey to maintain that relationship with the United States, so in a broad geopolitical context, this is a very important meeting for both sides,” Ambassador Djerejian said.

Watch the full interview below.