By Muhammet Emin Avundukluoglu
ANKARA (AA) - A Turkish opposition party on Tuesday urged President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to rebuff a controversial letter his U.S. counterpart sent Erdogan last month.
"Be ready to respond to the contemptible letter that sullied our nation's honor," Good (IYI) Party leader Meral Aksener told her party's parliamentary group on Tuesday.
Aksener's remarks came ahead of Erdogan's two-day working visit to the United States at the invitation of President Donald Trump starting today.
"On Nov.13 you will meet with Trump, whom you call 'my friend'," said Aksener.
She added: "Put in your pocket the response to the defamation that was made to our esteemed nation, and hit it in their face."
Trump's Oct. 9 letter was widely criticized as rude and ill spoken.