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Trump offered Erdogan a major deal in exchange for abandoning the S-400: details

Now the Washington administration insists that the S-400 will not be put into operation

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US President Donald Trump offered Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan a $100 billion bargain with favorable conditions for the republic, as well as assistance in resolving the situation around the sanctions that the Washington administration should impose against Ankara in connection with the purchase of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) S- 400. This was reported on Tuesday by the Washington Post.

According to her sources in the Washington administration, trump sent Erdogan a letter last week listing these proposals, which should serve to improve US-Turkish relations.

According to the source of the publication, the Washington administration is now insisting that the S-400 is “not put into operation” so that they cannot “have access to communications and protection of the American F-35 fighter.” In this case, Ankara may return to the program of creating a multi-role fighter F-35 and avoid restrictions.

American lawmakers are likely to criticize these proposals of the American leader due to the fact that many congressmen and senators advocate imposing restrictions against Ankara in the framework of the law “On countering American opponents through sanctions.” According to the publication, about the same conditions, Washington already proposed to Ankara last month in order to stop the operation in Syria, but the attempt was unsuccessful.

Recall that earlier in the White House they demanded that Ankara abandon the S-400, arguing that the Russian system is incompatible with NATO and poses a threat to the US-led F-35 fighter program. In this regard, US President Donald Trump has banned the sale of Turkey F-35 over already signed contracts.

In addition, Donald Trump intended to meet with a group of senators to discuss possible sanctions against Turkey over Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400 systems.

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