"We are following developments concerning Sweden and Finland, but we are not of a favorable opinion," Erdogan told reporters.
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As security personnel grappled with protesters, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paused onstage before blaming the interruption on "a few impertinent hall terrorists."
President Trump has shown warmth toward Turkey's authoritarian leader, but a military decision last week puts the two countries completely at odds.
The U.S. secretary of state's remarks at a joint news conference punctuated a day of delicate discussions in Turkey, which is facing a number of issues at home and abroad.
Turks will vote in April on constitutional changes to eliminate the post of prime minister and shift his powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Critics warn the changes will lead to one-man rule.
Rear Adm. Mustafa Zeki Ugurlu, who had just finished a NATO job in Norfolk, Va., is among the "pro coup fugitives" being pursued by Turkey following last month's failed coup attempt.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is reasserting his control following a failed military coup with widespread purges of the country's institutions.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was seen by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as lukewarm toward his effort to transform the largely ceremonial office of president into Turkey's chief executive.
A Turkish columnist once hailed the country's leader as a champion of democracy. Now he joins many Turks in gloom and disappointment over the country's course.