The presidents of the USA and Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Donald trump. Illustration: washingtonpost.comthe President of the United States Donald trump before scheduled for today, November 13, talks with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent him a letter with the offer to conclude the bargain. As reported on Wednesday, citing its sources in the White house, The Washington Post, we are talking about the agreement on $ 100 billion.
In addition, the American leader has offered a “workaround” to overcome the contradictions between the two NATO allies due to the purchase by Ankara of the Russian anti-aircraft missile complexes (AAMS) s-400. According to this “way”, the Washington offers a Turkish partner new conditions for the purchase of “alternative” anti-missile complexes Patriot and fighter of the fifth generation F-35. Ankara it will be guaranteed the exception of the us sanctions in her address, which is ready to enter the U.S. Congress to support the administration of the trump, if Erdogan refuses deployment in Turkey have already been delivered to Russia’s s-400.
According to The Washington Post, one of the solutions discussed is that Turkey “is subject to monitoring, in order to convince US that it is not unpacked and not deployed delivered system (s-400)”. After that Ankara may be re-admitted to the program on the F-35.Another high-ranking employee of the White house in an interview with the Washington izdaniem refused to consider features proposed by the United States of Turkey “package,” but said that “this visit gives the opportunity for full and Frank interaction with President Erdogan to solve the problems facing us-Turkish relations”.
“The achievement of any bilateral trading objectives first requires concrete progress in addressing the key issues, such as the purchase by Turkey of the Russian s-400” — said the source.We will remind, on April 3, Vice-President of the USA Michael Pence urged Turkey to decide “whether she wants to remain a critical partner in the most successful military Alliance in history (NATO) or wants to risk the safety of this partnership, taking such foolish decisions that undermine our Alliance.”
The us state Department have repeatedly warned Turkey about the possible consequences due to the purchase of the Russian s-400. The U.S. Congress has also taken the initiative to ban Turkey to buy F-35. The US and its European allies fear that the radar on the s-400 can detect and track the F-35 that will make them less secretive Russian systems in the future. USA for a long time persuade Turkey to abandon the purchase of Russian s-400, while not losing the occasion to intimidate NATO ally by the possible introduction of sanctions against it.
The Ministry of defence of Turkey, on 25 July announced the completion of the first stage of the deliveries of components of s-400 in the country. In the first phase of execution of the contract between Russia and Turkey at the air base “Myurted” near Ankara landed 30 aircraft. The first deliveries of s-400 to Turkey began on July 12. The second stage of deliveries of Russian air defense system Turkish partners started August 27 and ended on September 14. The third stage of supply Ankara s-400 was scheduled to be completed in November this year. S-400 will be fully deployed in Turkey by April 2020.
Russia and Turkey signed an agreement to supply Ankara s-400 “Triumph” in 2017. Turkey acquires four divisions of s-400, the contract amount is $ 2.5 billion.