Donald Trump went to Istanbul in 2012 for the opening of the Trump Towers complex.
The guest of honour was Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the country’s then Prime Minister, now the President.
Trump, in between plugging the US version of The Apprentice, heaped praise on Erdogan.
He said: “The Prime Minister is very highly respected.”
Last week Trump did Erdogan another favour by withdrawing US troops from northern Syria where they were helping Kurdish forces contain the Islamic State threat.
The US President effectively gave Erdogan the green light to launch an invasion, he calls it a “peace operation”, aimed at…