U.S. President Donald Trump talks about the al-Baghdadi raid and Turkey's contribution during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visit to Washington, Wednesday, November 13.
Trump welcomed Erdogan to the White House for a second time at what is a low ebb in relations between Washington and Ankara. Erdogan recently infuriated U.S. officials when he ignored American warnings not to invade northeastern Syria in an operation targeting Syrian Kurds.
The Turkish leader also upset American defense officials and diplomats with the purchase of the S-400 missile defense system from Moscow. The purchase violated the Countering America's Adversaries Through SanctionS Act (CAATSA), which prohibits major purchases of Russian military hardware.
That also prompted the United States to eject Turkey from its F-35 joint strike fighter program.