As U.S.-Turkey assembly begins, Trump praises relation with Erdogan


U.S. President Donald Trump stands with Turkey’s Pressident Tayyip Erdogan on the White Home in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. Information/Tom Brenner

WASHINGTON (Information) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday lauded the U.S. relationship with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan because the leaders began a gathering to beat mounting variations between the 2 NATO allies starting from Syria coverage to Turkey’s buy of a Russian missile protection system.

Trump’s heat welcome of the Turkish president comes amid anger within the U.S. Congress about Ankara’s Oct. 9 offensive into Syria to drive out a Kurdish militia, Washington’s foremost associate within the battle towards Islamic State.

“We’ve been mates for a very long time, nearly from Day 1. We perceive every others’ nation. We perceive the place we’re coming from,” Trump informed Erdogan as they sat subsequent to one another within the Oval Workplace.

“They’re extremely revered of their nation and within the area,” Trump stated of Erdogan and his spouse Emine.

He additionally stated they are going to be discussing Ankara’s buy of a Russian S-400 missile protection system. Trump additionally added that the 2 sides would speak about a possible $100-billion commerce deal.

Washington and Ankara hit a brand new disaster level final month over Syria, after Erdogan started a cross-border incursion towards America’s Kurdish allies and upended the U.S. presence there.

Earlier this yr, the US was furious over Turkey’s buy of the Russian missile protection system, which Washington says just isn’t suitable with NATO tools together with its F-35 fighter jet.

Reporting by Alexandra Alper; Writing by Humeyra Pamuk and Lisa Lambert, Modifying by Franklin Paul and Alistair Bell