Erdogan’s Washington visit: Why the Turkish president is hesitating

Source:Middle East Eye Date:06Nov2019

On top of that, there is a broader disagreement over what the two sides will discuss during the visit.

Turkish officials wish to exchange opinions on a wide variety of topics from Syria to possible sanctions on the state-owned Halkbank.

However, the White House, according to the officials, only wants to negotiate the sale of US-made missiles to prevent Turkey from using Russian ones it already bought.

“Trump plans to sell Patriots to Turkey in return for Erdogan committing himself not to activate the Russian-made S-400s. In this way, Turkey would continue to receive F-35 jets,” the official said.