Trump, Erdogan Talking About Turkey Getting Russian Missile Defenses

FILE - In this July 11, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump, left, talks to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as they tour the new NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. (Tatyana Zenkovich/pool photo via AP)

With the United States saying its relations with Greece are better than ever, President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed a joint working group over Ankara’s plans to buy the Russian S-400 missile defense system.

Turkey also wants to purchase US-made F-35 fighter jets that, with the missile defenses from Russia, could give the country a decisive military edge over Greece as tensions remain high between the NATO allies with the defense alliance saying it wants no part of it.

With the US having a military presence on a Turkish base, as well as the Souda Naval Base on Crete and wanting to expand in Greece, Trump and Erdogan were talking about the missile system, the Turkish President’s office said.

“Our Honorable President brought up the proposal to establish a working group regarding the procurement of the S-400 defense system from the Russian Federation,” it said.

The US is concerned Russia could compromise the F-35 if Turkey has both the fighter jets and the S-400 but Trump is keen on selling American armaments despite vociferous opposition from Greek-American and Diaspora groups.

Trump also asked the Senate to ratify North Macedonia’s accession to NATO saying the country, formerly known as The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia before Greek Prime Minister and Radical Left SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras struck a deal to give away the name of the ancient province of Macedonia, has been a good ally.

7 Comments

  1. The missile expert joint defense group
    Will jump through each and every hoop
    And attempt to plug the holes in the loop
    With foxes in charge of the chicken coop.

    1. Will the Turks will betray the workings of one of the systems, based on which superpower gives the greater payoff?

  2. Yo, fellow Greeks, how about we drop the bullcrap of Tzipra ‘giving away’ Macedonia’s name, history, blah, blah, blah.

    History has already happened. It cannot be changed or given away. But history is much more complex that the simpleton versions presented by Greek or Macedonian nationalists.

  3. What do you expect from the made in America Greek Secret Societies of TNH Publisher, who proclaim themselves the voice of Greece and Greek Americans, but legitimize Public Corruption to hold office in the U.S Senate in their support of war criminal, and regime change artist Senator Menendez, and despicably, make an EU Commissioner with a Greek Name, the ” Grand Marshal” of the Greek Independence Day Parade in Boston!

    Tsipras, Syriza, ND ..are like the U.S congress…all drink from the same well of Aristocratic white supremacist who believe that only they are entitled to run countries to represent their Global desire to own the world!

    Tsipras, MIstotakis, and Anastasides are cowards and traitors, only interested in being the governors of the Former Republic of Greece and Cyprus.reporting to Washington and the EU! To this end, the protection racket of the mobsters in Washington reward them by letting them have their personal playground of power!

    Throw out the U.S and Nato bases, and the EU.and take all the money you can get from China to build the Port of Piraeus which will provide the capacity for not just Chinese products into Europe..but become the international access point for trade into Europe, by not just China but every country of the world!

    :Like the movie …Field of Dreams…build it …and they will come! Build it…and Greece will have an entire international army of countries prepared to defend Greeces free trade route.

  4. @Miachael

    Your claim that all Greek leaders are part of some “white supremacist”.illuminati is plain bizarre. You do not appear to be a greek patriot as you try to portray yourself.You act like a foreign nationalist paid to troll Greek websites.

    Greek patriots are not anti American. We are not anti-Rus We are PRO Hellenism… something you show no interest in. Menendez is one of the few US Senators who was philhellenic. He supports us on Turkish irredentism. He supported us with Skopoian issue. Not only are your words not pro-Hellenism.. .you are effectively anti-Hellenic.
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