Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to visit Washington for a meeting with President Trump on Nov. 13, a White House official confirmed to The Post on Tuesday.
On Monday, the president threatened to “obliterate” the Turkish economy should the NATO ally do anything “off limits” in Syria.
Trump earlier announced that the US would pull out of northern Syria, a reversal in policy that threw the military situation there into fresh chaos and injected deeper uncertainty into American relations with European allies.
Trump defended the move in a series of tweets, acknowledging that “the Kurds fought with us,” but adding that they “were paid massive amounts of money and equipment to do so.”
Erdogan has threatened for months to launch a military operation across the Syrian border, viewing the Kurdish forces as a threat to his country.
Both Republicans and Democrats in the US have warned that allowing the Turkish attack could lead to a massacre of the Kurds, increase the risk that ISIS would regroup and send a troubling message to American allies.