November 13, 2019 / 9:13 PM / a month ago

Trump expects to 'work something out' with Erdogan, Senators on F-35s

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he and Turkish President Tayipp Erdogan were talking about the F-35 fighter jet program with Republican U.S. senators, after Washington removed Turkey from the program over its purchase of a Russian S-400 missile defense system.

During a White House meeting attended by Erdogan, five Republican Senators, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, a reporter asked Trump about the F-35 program.

“That’s what we’re here for, we’re talking about with our great senators. There are a lot of alternatives. We’ll work something out. I project that we will work something out,” Trump said.

Reporting by Ginger Gibson; Writing by Lisa Lambert, Editing by Franklin Paul

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