Presidents of Turkey
Turkey has reiterated its vow to smash the terror corridor in northeastern Syria regardless of the ongoing talks with the United States on setting up a safe zone, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on July 26. He called Turkey's NATO ally to act with common sense over their S-400/F-35 spat to avoid further injustice towards Turkey.
US President Donald Trump has reportedly asked Republican senators to take a softer approach to Turkey over its decision to purchase the Russian S-400 missile defense system, saying that he would like time to talk Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan out of the deal, NBC News reported on Wednesday night.
Reports that emerged last week, on the occasion of the third anniversary of a failed coup in Turkey, suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin had called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the night of July 15, 1016, to offer him the support of Russian special forces, were not absolutely accurate, Kathimerini understands.