URGENT Trump cites 'good relationship' with Turkey despite Russian missile
Washington, July 16, 2019 (AFP) - President Donald Trump said Tuesday that
US relations with Turkey are good despite Ankara's decision to buy a Russian
missile defense system, making no mention of sanctions Washington has
threatened over the purchase.
Trump said Turkey was forced to buy the S-400 system by his predecessor
Barack Obama, leading the Pentagon to halt plans to sell F-35 fighter jets to
"I've had a good relationship with President (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan," Trump
"It's a very tough situation that they're in and it's a very tough
situation that we've been placed in.... With all of that being said, we're
working through it -- we'll see what happens."