Trump tells Erdogan that buying Russia's defense system is a very serious challenge

(Broadcasts with press conference) By Humeyra Pamuk and Alexandra Alper. WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday that buying his country from a Russian missile defense system was a very serious challenge for the United States, but he hoped that NATO allies could resolve that dispute. After a long-awaited meeting at the White House to address a crisis in relations, Trump said he was a big fan of the Turkish leader and that they had a wonderful and productive meeting. However, they revealed no significant progress in the growing differences, from Syria to the Russian system known as the S-400. However, Trump's warm welcome to Erdogan was a strong contrast to the anger in the United States Congress over Ankara's offensive in Syria to expel a Kurdish militia, Washington's main partner in the fight against the Islamic State . Trump brought five Republican senators to the White House to talk to Erdogan about the Syrian Kurds and the delivery of the S-400, which led Washington to eliminate Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program, in which Ankara It was manufacturer and buyer. Turkey's acquisition of sophisticated Russian military equipment, such as the S-400, creates some very serious challenges for us and we are constantly talking about that, Trump said at a joint press conference. We talk about that today, we talk about it in the future, hopefully we can solve that situation. Erdogan said the two countries could only overcome their dispute over the S-400 and F-35 through dialogue. NATO allies, which have the two largest armies in the alliance, have disagreed for months and their ties reached a new crisis point last month when Erdogan began his cross-border raid against the Kurdish allies of the United States. in Syria and annulled the presence of the United States. there. Turkey ignored threats of US sanctions and began receiving its first S-400 deliveries in July, but so far, the United States has not imposed any sanctions. At the press conference, Erdogan criticized the US Congress. UU., Particularly to a vote of the House of Representatives last month in favor of a non-binding resolution that recognizes the murders of 1.5 million Armenians a century ago as a genocide, a symbolic but historical vote denounced by Turkey (Report by Alexandra Alper and Ginger Gibson; Written by Humeyra Pamuk and Mary Milliken, Edited by Franklin Paul and Alistair Bell) This story has not been edited by The Times of India and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe. (This story has not been edited by and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed to which we subscribe.)