RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN
The move is a big win for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Republican senators in the room reportedly pushed back on the video, which seems tailor-made to appeal to Trump's taste for a simple Hollywood narrative.
The response doesn’t bode well for Vice President Pence, who has gone to Ankara to persuade Erdoğan to halt his assault on the Kurds.
The Turkish president has ruled out a ceasefire and refused to meet with Mike Pence. Meanwhile, Russia is filling the vacuum left by Trump's troop withdrawal.
A week after green-lighting Turkey's invasion of northern Syria, Trump is demanding an end to it, and threatening to wreck the Turkish economy with sanctions.
The Turkish incursion into Syria is almost certain to be a tragedy for the region’s vulnerable minorities, but the chain of events it is liable to set into motion are far easier to dread than accurately foresee.
The Turkish New York Knicks center has been an outspoken critic of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Erdoğan is happy to talk about Khashoggi, but not the hundreds of Turkish journalists he's thrown in jail
Hundreds of journalists have been imprisoned and roughly 200 media outlets shuttered under Erdoğan's watch.
Anti-American sentiment has been on the rise in Turkey in recent weeks amid a bitter dispute between Washington and Ankara.
“We will pay nothing for the release of an innocent man, but we are cutting back on Turkey!”
Lathering up autocrats, of course.
"This issue could really escalate into a more serious confrontation between NATO allies.”