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In pictures: President Trump hosts Turkish President Erdogan at White House

Erdogan said he's looking forward to a 'decisive meeting' with his US counterpart Trump, whose decision to arm Kurdish groups against ISIL in Syria has stoked tensions between the two NATO members.

In pictures: President Trump hosts Turkish President Erdogan at White House
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as he arrives for meetings at the White House in Washington, DC, May 16, 2017. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: President Trump hosts Turkish President Erdogan at White House
US President Donald Trump welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as he arrives for meetings at the White House in Washington, DC, May 16, 2017. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: President Trump hosts Turkish President Erdogan at White House
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on May 16, 2017. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: President Trump hosts Turkish President Erdogan at White House
US President Donald Trump waits on the arrival of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House May 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump and Erdogan met in the Oval Office to discuss a range of bilateral issues. (Getty Images)
In pictures: President Trump hosts Turkish President Erdogan at White House
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks on during a meeting with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on May 16, 2017. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: President Trump hosts Turkish President Erdogan at White House
US President Donald J. Trump (C) sits with members of his administration; National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster (L), US Defense Secretary James Mattis (2-L), US Vice President Mike Pence (3-L) and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) during a luncheon with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan (not pictured) and members of the Turkish delegation, in the Cabinet Room at the White House on May 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump and Erdogan face the issue of working out cooperation in the fight against terrorism as Turkey objects to the US arming of Kurdish forces in Syria. (Getty Images)
In pictures: President Trump hosts Turkish President Erdogan at White House
US President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrive to speak to the press in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, May 16, 2017. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: President Trump hosts Turkish President Erdogan at White House
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the press following meetings with US President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, May 16, 2017. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: President Trump hosts Turkish President Erdogan at White House
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following meetings in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, May 16, 2017. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: President Trump hosts Turkish President Erdogan at White House
Police secure the street outside the Turkish embassy during a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on May 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Earlier, after Erdogan had met US President Donald Trump at the White House, the Turkish leader's security detail had clashed with pro-Kurdish protesters, leaving at least eight people wounded, one of them critically. (DAVE CLARK/AFP/Getty Images)