US, Turkey remain in dialogue over S-400 dispute: Top NATO general

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U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar remain in contact about Ankara’s plans to buy a Russian air defense system, and may meet during NATO meetings in Brussels next week, NATO‘s commander told Reuters.

U.S. General Tod Wolters said the military-to-military relationship between the United States and NATO remained “absolutely, positively solid,” despite Washington’s decision to cancel Turkey‘s purchase of F-35 stealth fighters if it proceeds with its purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system.

“I know there’ll be follow on dialogue to work on … details between Minister Akar and Secretary Shanahan. As a matter of fact there may the opportunity to meet next week at the ministerials in NATO,” Wolters said at the Paris Airshow.

Hurriyet Daily News

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