>> President Trump's recent election victory has led to the awakening of a new set of aspirations and expectations and hopes in our region.>> Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at the White House Tuesday crediting President Donald Trump, for what he said, is a new era of better relations in the Mid East.
But not staying quiet about his dislike for US aide to Kurdish militias in Syria as both nations battle Islamic State. The YPG militia closely linked with the PKK, the Kurdish group that has spent decades fighting a guerilla insurgency against the Turkish government.>> We support Turkey in the first fight against terror, and terror groups like ISIS, and the PKK, and ensure they have no safe quarter.
>> The US relationship with the YPG in Syria, a major sticking point for Erdogan. The Turkish leader hoping Trump will reverse a plan to arm the YPG, as it advances toward Islamic State's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa. The meeting overshadowed in Washington by an uproar over whether Trump revealed highly classified material to Russia on efforts to thwart Islamic State terror plots.
The White House also under fire for hosting Erdogan soon after he narrowly won a referendum giving him sweeping new powers. Trump offering him congratulations but Erdoğan's critics calling it a potential move toward dictatorship.