Trump congratulates Erdogan on referendum victory

US President Donald Trump in a phone call Monday congratulated Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan on the success of Sunday’s referendum that gave him sweeping new powers. Trump also thanked Erdogan for supporting America’s missile strike on a Syrian air base on April 7. The poll, which gave Erdogan a 51.4 percent victory, was widely criticized by international monitors. The Europeans said he had tipped the vote in his favor by creating an “unequal playing ground” against the opposition.

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