G20 summit 2019: Trump meets leaders in Osaka
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US President Donald Trump has arrived at the presidential Blue House to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in where a garden cocktail reception is currently taking place.
All the facts and details surrounding the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and those who killed him must be brought to light, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.
Erdogan said he had not met Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during the G20 summit, but insisted that he needed to shed light on the perpetrators of Khashoggi's killing.
The Turkish President has repeatedly criticized Saudi Arabia and singled out the crown prince after the 59-year-old journalist was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018.
"It is first of all MBS who needs to shed light on this because he promised me during our phone call, but until now nothing had been done," Erdogan said.
He reiterated that the suspects must also be tried in Istanbul because "the incident took place in our country."
"There are certain suspects that we know of and they need to be tried in Istanbul because that's where the crime was committed.”
While Saudi Arabia initially denied any knowledge of Khashoggi's death, officials later said a group of rogue operators were responsible -- many of whom belong to the Saudi crown prince's inner circle.
US President Donald Trump has arrived in South Korea after landing at Osan Air Force Base, just south of Seoul.
The President walked down the stairs of Air Force One slowly, before being greeted by a small cadre of officials, including US Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris.
Trump is now expected to be flown by helicopter to US Army Garrison Yongsan Landing Zone and then head to the Blue House, where he will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in for dinner.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he expected a Russian-made S-400 missile defense system to be delivered on time.
“Delivery of the system to Turkey is proceeding as planned, and there has been no setback in the deal with Moscow,” Erdogan told reporters at the G20 summit.
He added that he was expecting it to be delivered during the first half of July.
Erdogan explained that Ankara had decided to purchase the Russian S-400s in 2017 after efforts to purchase an air defense system from the US failed. Joint production of the missiles and its technology transfer are a priority for Turkey, he added.
As for possible sanctions from the US, Erdogan said President Trump had pledged "no such thing will happen."
When asked if Trump had given him 100% assurance that sanctions will not happen, Erdogan said: "For now it does not look like that. It is out of question between two strategic partners. I think it should not happen."
American officials had urged Turkey to buy US Patriot missiles, arguing the Russian system would be incompatible with NATO systems and expose U.S. F-35 fighter jets to possible Russian subterfuge.
Turkey, however, emphasized that the S-400 would not be integrated into NATO systems and would not pose a threat to the alliance.
US President Donald Trump has left Japan following the conclusion of the G20 summit.
Air Force One is making the 90-minute flight to the Osan Air Base, just south of Seoul in South Korea. There Trump will meet the nation's president Moon Jae-in, and potentially see North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone (DMZ).
It’s up to Washington to decide how to build its relations with Russia, President Vladimir Putin said Saturday in response to a question over whether he is expecting more sanctions.
“We will do whatever is possible to change the situation to the better,” Putin said during a news conference in Osaka.
“I think we have mutual understanding that we have to get out of the situation that was created until today as well as with our partners from the United Kingdom.”
The Russian President added that he was also interested in developing more business initiatives between the countries.