"In many ways, the Turkish public treated this election not just as a competition for mayorship of Istanbul, but more as a referendum on Erdogan and his transgressions against Turkish democracy," said Foundation for Defense of Democracies research analyst Merve Tahiroglu.
Pompeo and Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, who also spoke at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies event, both said the U.S. must counter Iran's aggression in the region.
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