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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told US President Donald Trump on Tuesday his country would not accept Syrian Kurdish fighters in the region but stopped short of directly criticizing a US decision to arm them.
At a White House meeting, Trump lauded Erdogan as an important ally in the "fight against terrorism" and did not mention Erdogan's domestic crackdown after last year's failed coup attempt.
"We've had a great relationship and we will make it even better," Trump said in their joint appearance.
Erdogan said his visit would "mark a historical turn of tide" and hailed "outstanding relations" between the nations.