WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump met with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House on Wednesday.
Both the presidents sought to put on a show friendship despite deep divisions between the two NATO allies over Syria and Ankara’s purchase of a Russian missile system.
Trump assured Erdogan that trade problems will be resolved very soon, when the counterpart talked about F-35 fighter jets.
They also addressed a joint press conference after the meeting.
Months earlier, the US was angered over Turkey’s purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system, which Washington says is incompatible with NATO and threatens F-35 fighter jets. In response, the US kicked Turkey out of the F-35 fighter jet program, in which Ankara was a partner.