Erdogan was at the opening ceremony for a memorial dedicated to the roughly 250 people who died during last year's failed coup.
Getting Erdogan to positively contribute in areas of mutual interest should be a priority in Washington.
Erdogan is expected to pay a state visit to Washington in the coming weeks.
The Turkish parliament signed off on the accord two weeks ago.
Harold Rhode: In the Middle East, truth is a malleable commodity and regimes invent whatever evidence they need.
Senior Turkish official tells ‘Post’ the people who spread these false rumors also "believe 9/11 was an inside job."
Riot police intervened to disperse protestors chanting "Time will come when the tide will turn and the AK Party..."
The pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) was on track to take more than 12 percent of the vote.
"Muslim sailors had arrived in the shores of America in 1178," Turkish president says.
Turkey has also been reported as a possible destination for Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal.