April 19, 2018 | Quoted by Kristina Jovanovski - NBC News

Erdogan ‘needs every vote’ and is looking to Turks in U.S. for support

A year after his bodyguards brawled with protesters on a Washington street, Turkey's strongman president is bringing his ruling party to the United States in what observers say is a campaign to improve its battered reputation.

Aykan Erdemir, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a former lawmaker with Turkey’s CHP opposition party, said the new offices would provide Erdogan with “an opportunity to reach out directly” to Turkish citizens living abroad.

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