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Trump says he's a 'big fan' of Turkey's Erdogan

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US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was a "big fan" of his visiting Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, despite opposition from many in Congress to the red-carpet welcome.

[WASHINGTON] US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was a "big fan" of his visiting Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, despite opposition from many in Congress to the red-carpet welcome.

"Turkey, as everyone knows, is a great Nato ally and a strategic partner of the United States," Mr Trump said at the start of a joint press conference.

"I'm a big fan of the president."

AFP

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