Published: Tue, July 02, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Russia, Iran, Turkey to hold summit on Syria in July: Erdogan

Russia, Iran, Turkey to hold summit on Syria in July: Erdogan

Speaking to reporters after the G20 summit in Japan, Erdogan also said that the leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey would hold a summit in July to discuss developments in Syria, NTV said.

"So it's a mess", Trump said. Turkey, however, remains committed to the Russian system unless Washington comes up with a better deal. "The world has literally listened to Turkey's arguments from Trump's mouth". We're a big trading partner.

Despite growing calls from the U.S. for Turkey to abandon its deal with Russia, Turkish officials describe their transaction with Russia as a "done deal". "God willing, the system will be delivered to our country next month".

The lira has been the worst emerging-market currency after Argentina's peso.

Trump didn't say on Saturday whether he would proceed with sanctions. "We'll see what we can do".

Ankara's push to buy Moscow's S-400 missile defence system has strained ties between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, with the threat of penalities from Washington looming over Turkey. "The first shipment will be delivered maybe within one week or 10 days", Erdogan said a day after the meeting with the United States president.

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"One S-400 is worth three Patriots", Erdogan told Turkey's NTV.

"I believe that we will overcome this process without any problems". "For us the priority is to move it forward with joint production and technology transfer".

Washington argues that integrating the Russian system into NATO's second-largest army could help Moscow gather critical intelligence on the stealth capabilities of the next generation F-35 fighter planes, which Turkish manufacturers help build.

"The two leaders discussed fence manufacturing, explored trade opportunities, made a decision to hold the joint economic committee, and increase flights for more people-to-people exchanges", Kumar said.

Hard-hit Turkish financial assets jumped on Monday after a weekend in which Erdogan said Trump had told him at a G20 summit there would be no USA sanctions, and the United States leader said Turkey had been treated unfairly over the missiles deal.

Erdogan dismissed the U.S. argument and said Turkish military experts were good at deciding what to purchase.

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