Turkish foreign minister discusses defense, Syria with Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at the US Department of State in Washington, DC on April 3, 2019. (Photo Credit: AP)

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SULAIMANI –Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has discussed by telephone with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the Russian S-400 missile defense system and the US F-35 fighter jet program, a foreign ministry source said on Saturday.

The source did not say when the conversation took place. Ankara’s purchase of the S-400 system has infuriated the United States, its NATO ally, which has responded by removing Turkey from the F-35 stealth fighter jet program.

In their call, Cavusoglu and Pompeo also discussed the situation in Syria, the source said.

(NRT Digital Media/ Reuters)