Erdogan, Trump have 'very productive' meeting at NATO summit: Turkish official

Discussed Turkey fulfilling its alliance commitments
President Donald Trump and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan leave the stage after family photo during the annual NATO heads of government summit at the Grove Hotel in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019. Peter Nicholls | Reuters

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SULAIMANI — Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump had a “very productive” meeting on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Britain on Wednesday (December 4), Turkey’s communications director said.

Fahrettin Altun made the comment on Twitter and his office said the meeting lasted half an hour. NATO leaders were meeting near London at a summit aiming to tackle sharp disagreements over spending, future threats including China and Turkey’s role in the alliance.

According to a readout provided by the White House, the two leaders discussed “the importance of Turkey fulfilling its alliance commitments, further strengthening commerce through boosting bilateral trade by $100 billion, regional security challenges, and energy security.”

(NRT Digital Media/Reuters)