Meeting between Erdogan and Trump ends in Washington - UPDATED

Meeting between Erdogan and Trump ends in Washington  - UPDATED
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The meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump has just ended in the White House, APA reports.

The bilateral meeting between the parties lasted 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The meeting was attended by ladies of presidents and other officials.

***21:45

Meeting between US President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has started in Washington, APA's local bureau reports.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan were greeted by Donald Turmp and his wife Melania Trump at the White House.

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to the White House late Wednesday for a meeting that will focus on crucial matters such as Turkey's acquisition of F-35 fighter jets and the bilateral trade volume between the two countries.

"Our $20 billion-worth trade with Turkey can easily be increased to $100 billion. We're looking forward to that," Trump said ahead of the closed-door meeting.

There was a positive atmosphere during the initial press conference, with Trump saying "We're great friends with President Erdoğan. We understand each other and our bilateral concerns."

"We will also discuss Russia's S-400 missile system and the U.S. fighter jet F-35," he added.

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