Erdogan insists to buy S-400 missiles system

US President Donald Trump was very upset during his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the margin of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, and said after the meeting that they were considering imposing sanctions on Ankara, whose president reiterated his adherence to the S-400 deal after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The statements released by Donald Trump to the correspondents of the international press agencies after his meeting with Erdoğan suggested that relations between the United States and Turkey reached their worst stages as a result of Erdogan's insistence on joining to Russian allay, exceeding all US sanctions scheduled to be imposed on Ankara which would have serious consequences for the economy

Trump blamed the administration of his predecessor, Barack Obama, for not allowing Ankara to buy Patriot missiles, and said his administration was looking into various solutions to buy of Russian S-400 missiles.

Reuters quoted President Donald Trump as saying the United States had a "complicated" situation in how to respond to Turkey's deal to buy the Russian S-400 missile defense system, adding that possible sanctions had been discussed.

In a related context, Erdogan said during a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, that there are no obstacles on the deal of Russian missile defense system "S-400".

"We continue to monitor the S-400 supply process with regard to our agreement reached at Dushanbe," Erdogan said. "I would also like to point out that joint missile production, including the transfer of technology, is a priority for our cooperation."

And added "There are no obstacles to the Russian S-400 missile defense deal."

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ANHA


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