G20 Leaders Summit, hosted by Japan, held. The summit, which took place in Osaka and was expected to be marked by differences in issues such as trade, climate change and Iran, lasted two days.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the scope of the G20 Leaders Summit held in which the contact INTEX Osaka Exhibition Center met with the President of the United States, Donald Trump.
Erdogan, who made a brief statement at the beginning of the meeting, said it was very meaningful to meet with Trump at the summit.
Erdoğan said, ” “We are currently making progress towards the top of a $ 75 billion economy trade volume. There are steps we have taken, steps we will take for the defense industry, but above all we have a strategic partnership. This strategic partnership of course encourages our solidarity in many areas. I fully believe that this solidarity will continue in the same way in the future..”
US President Trump, on the purchase of Patriot defense systems from the United States, said that during Obama period Turkey was treated unfairly. A journalist asked Trump, if the S-400 defense system will be bought by Turkey from Russia, will there be any sanctions on US side , Trump answere ” President Erdogan wanted to take the Patriot from the Obama government, but was not allowed. Obama is not treated fairly during Turkey.” diye konuştu.
Trump, in the subject of S-400 said “It is a complicated issue. We are looking for different solutions. You have to be fair (to Turkey).”
Trump reminded that Turkey is a NATO member, ” Turkey is a friend of the United States and have done great things together, and Turkey is our largest trading partner. We’ll make it bigger. Our bilateral trade volume is 75 billion dollars and that is very little. It should be over 100 billion dollars. ”
Trump said that Turkey and US relations advance steadily, “We aim to increase our trade quadrupled. Turkey has very good production and products. Our relations are also developing in the military field. At the same time, we expect a large amount of military procurement from us. “
Pointing that he is going to visit Turkey, Trump did not specify a clear date for this visit.