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Erdogan-Trump: The most unsuccessful Washington visit ever

History will record Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent visit to Washington as the most unsuccessful presidential visit ever to Washington.

“The mountain gave birth to a mouse” is a well-known Turkish saying for describing the disappointing results after big expectations.

For hours, I had been contemplating whether the White House encounter between US President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan can be described by this saying. After all, following a soured relationship between Erdogan and former President Barack Obama, the Turkish president apparently had extended a mea culpa to Trump.

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