Houston, TX- Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) urged President Trump to address the deteriorating human rights situation in Turkey during his meeting with Turkish President Erdogan.
“Turkey is one of the United States’ most critical allies, but its devolution to dictatorship is very concerning,” said Congressman Poe. “Unfortunately, in recent years, the Turkish government has undermined the rule of law, destroyed checks and balances, and trampled on the civil liberties of the people of Turkey. At the same time, Turkey is on the front lines against ISIS and straddles the divide between the Middle East and Europe, making its slide towards authoritarianism all the more troubling. I urge the President to bring these issues to light for the sake of Turkish democracy and our bilateral and NATO alliances.”