Trump congratulates Erdogan on Turkish referendum victory

President Donald Trump congratulated Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his referendum victory, a sharp departure from the critical reception many European officials have given the vote to expand Erdogan’s powers, AP reports.

The White House said the leaders also discussed the war in Syria, which has complicated ties between the two countries.

The White House said the two leaders discussed the campaign against Islamic State, including “the need to cooperate against all groups that use terrorism to achieve their ends.”

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