December 4, 2019 / 12:52 PM / 7 days ago

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

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets with U.S. President Donald Trump during the NATO summit in London, Britain, December 4, 2019. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump had a “very productive” meeting on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Britain on Wednesday, 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.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Ali Kucukgocmen

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