Saturday, June 29, 2019

Turkish President Erdogan: 'Trump Assured No Sanctions Over Russia S-400 Missile Deal'

US President Donald Trump with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan during the G20 leaders summit, June 29. © Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

DW: Turkey's Erdogan: 'Trump assured no sanctions over Russia S-400 missile deal'

President Tayyip Erdogan said the delivery of Russian missile defense system would begin in the first half of July. The US previously warned that Turkey would be sanctioned if it went forward with the S-400 purchase.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed Saturday he was reassured by President Donald Trump that Washington would not impose sanctions on Ankara over its purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system.

"We heard from him that there won't be anything like this (sanctions)," Erdogan told a press conference in Osaka, Japan, following a meeting with Trump on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

"It is out of the question that such a thing takes place between two strategic allies. I believe it cannot happen," Erdogan said.

Erdogan said that Turkey expected the delivery of US F-35 stealth fighter jets despite the controversy over the S-400 deal.

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WNU Editor: Other news reports are contradicting the Turkish President .... Trump, Erdogan Make No Progress On S-400 Standoff (RFE).

More News On Turkish President Erdogan Remarks That 'Trump Assured No Sanctions Over Russia S-400 Missile Deal'

Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. will not impose sanctions over Russian missile deal -- Reuters
Erdogan says US will not impose sanctions on Turkey over Russian missile deal -- Middle East Monitor
Erdoğan says Trump will not impose sanctions over Russian missile deal -- The Hill
Trump has assured no U.S. sanctions over S-400 purchase, says Erdoğan -- Ahval
Turkey won’t face US sanctions over purchase of Russian missile defense systems – Erdogan -- RT


RussInSoCal said...

Trump repeatedly apologized for Erdogan re: the S-400 missile buy during a long presser last night.

Made no sense at all at face value.

Bob Huntley said...