Trump and Erdogan agree on forming group on S-400s - media

Trump and Erdogan agree on forming group on S-400s - media

U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to form a joint study group on the Russian defense system S-400, which Turkey wants to purchase, according to Turkish and American officials familiar with the situation.

During a phone call with Trump Wednesday, the Turkish president reiterated his desire to jointly examine any risks from the missile system to the fifth-generation U.S. fighter jet F-35, according to a Turkish official who requested anonymity while discussing details of the call, Bloomberg reported.

Trump was in agreement, though the American view is that the findings will likely support the U.S. argument that deploying the Russian systems would put the F-35s at risk, according to a U.S. official familiar with the situation.

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