Bilateral relations between the US and Turkey have been spiralling downwards since the latter inked a contract with Russia to procure S-400 air defence systems. Washington has been trying to persuade Ankara to drop the deal in favour of an American equivalent, Patriot, pressuring it with sanctions and threats to freeze F-35 deliveries, ONA reports citing Sputnik International.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has discussed with US President Donald Trump the prospect of creating a working group on the controversy surrounding the country obtaining Russian S-400 air defence systems. The initiative to create the group came from the Turkish president.
Apart from this, the two presidents discussed the situation in Syria and cooperation in the sphere of combating terrorism.