Trump is showing a soft corner to Turkey over the S-400 missile defense system from Russia. This has been apparently communicated by him to his Republic senators, reports in the media confirm.
The Congress has already passed the bill to levy sanctions on Turkey, to which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised to retaliate appropriately. Trump, in a recent meeting with the Republican Senators, has requested to give the Turkish leader some benefit of the doubt and let the latter use his personal relationship to talk out things with the Turkish President.
Trump holds the fact that he would like to explain to Erdogan how the Russian system is incompatible to the NATO commitments and would give Moscow a clear way to access sensitive information.
It is worth noting that the United States already has sanctions levied on Russia. Turkey has already communicated that it intends to pull itself off the NATO and kick the US out of Incirlik, an airbase that has been critical to American operations in Syria if the US Senate approves any sanctions.
In another related development, America is already pushing for the Muslim Brotherhood to be designated as a terrorist group. Erdogan has shared extremely close relations and ties with the Muslim Brotherhood since the 1970s. He has been acting rogue, with offering unrelenting support to Libya on one hand and strengthening his long-standing bond with Muslim Brotherhood on the other. Taking any action against Turkey, at such times, will only be opening a new can of worms, ready to attack the United States, bringing on their side the whole nexus of extremist power and the likes.