Published: Mon, July 01, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump tells Erdogan on Russian Federation missile deal

Trump tells Erdogan on Russian Federation missile deal

Turkey's business circle has welcomed the positive atmosphere of the meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his US counterpart Donald Trump held on June 28, the head of a key business council said.

Relations between Turkey and the United States have deteriorated in recent months because of Ankara's S-400 deal with Moscow.

PM Narendra Modi with Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Osaka on Saturday.

Trump said Erdogan should not be blamed for Obama's failure.

The White House said Trump "expressed concern" over the S-400 deal and "encouraged Turkey to work with the United States on defence cooperation in a way that strengthens the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance", while the Turkish presidency said Trump had voiced a desire to resolve the dispute without harming bilateral ties.

The exhibition is called "Treasures and Tradition of "Lale" [Tulip] in Ottoman Empire" and it has a collection of 170 treasures from the Ottoman Empire - borrowed from Topkapi Palace in Istanbul - that mirrors the rich culture of one of the longest standing empires in world history. "These are not impressions I got from the talks I have had with Mr. Trump until now".

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Russian Federation is under punitive sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union and wants them lifted. But he added: "Some things do appear excessive to us".

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a bilateral meeting with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan during the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019. Turkey has been a friend of ours... "I believe these will not harm our bilateral ties, and that is the commitment we are going on with".

Turkey and the United States have been at odds over Ankara's purchase of Russian S-400 defense systems, a move Washington has warned would trigger US sanctions. So he buys the other missile (the S-400s) and then, all of a sudden, they (the US Congress) say, 'Well, you can now buy our missile.' You don't - you can't do business that way. "So (Erdogan) goes out, he goes to Russian Federation, and makes a deal for the S-400", Trump said. "He's paid a tremendous amount of money upfront to Lockheed".

Relations between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies have become strained. "And he bought it". The US and other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members fear Russian Federation could spy on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation aircraft through the S-400 system. "And I don't think he was treated fairly".

Trump also said he would visit Turkey, but added that a date had not been set yet.

Trump said that they are looking at "different solutions".

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