1. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"Today, the ceasefire continues to hold and I want to thank the president for his partnership and cooperation as we work to build a more stable and peaceful and prosperous Middle East. We've assured each other that Turkey will continue to uphold what it's supposed to uphold. I'm a big fan of the president. I have to tell you that. And I know that the ceasefire, while complicated, is moving forward and moving forward at a very rapid clip."
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2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"We're grateful to President Erdogan and to the citizens of Turkey for their cooperation in the constant struggle against terrorism. He fights it like we do. Key to our security collaboration is our trade, defense and military equipment program. American foreign military sales to Turkey totaled many billions of dollars and Turkey supplies component parts to many American defense programs. They make parts of the frame as an example for the F35."
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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"Turkey's acquisition of sophisticated Russian military equipment such as the S400 create some very serious challenges for us. And we are talking about it constantly. We talked about it today. We're talking about it in the future. Hopefully we'll be able to resolve that situation. We've asked our Secretary of State and minister of Foreign Affairs and our respective national security advisers to immediately work on resolving the S400 issue. We've also recently agreed to work toward a 100 billion dollar two way trade agreement."
President Donald Trump says Turkey’s purchase of Russian air defense system creates “serious challenges,” but he says he hopes they can be resolved.
NATO-member Turkey angered the U.S. when it bought the S-400 system.
The U.S. says the S-400 poses a threat to NATO and U.S. aircraft. The Trump administration responded by kicking Turkey out of the program to help build the F-35 fighter jet.
Trump says he talked about the issue on Wednesday with Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan (REH'-jehp TY'-ihp UR'-doh-wahn), and Trump says he’s asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) and other advisers to work to resolve the problem.
Trump also says he wants to seal a two-way trade agreement with Turkey to increase trade with Turkey to as much as $1 billion.
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