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France Wants To Deploy Air Defence System In Turkey Amid S-400 Spat

Turkey had long been looking for a supplier of air defence systems and in December 2017, finally set its gaze on Russia’s S-400. However, Ankara's decision stirred the ire of one of its NATO allies - the US.
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Turkey Fulfilling Commitments Under F-35 Fighter Jet Program Despite Us Threats

ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkey complies with all of its commitments under the trillion-dollar F-35 fighter jet program and expects the United States to do the same, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Wednesday.
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Greek Vessel Cuts Off Turkish Corvette During Ankara's Military Drills (video)

Earlier this week, Turkey launched its largest naval exercise across the three seas it borders. The drills, dubbed Denizkurdu-2019 (Sea Wolf), feature 131 warships, 57 warplanes and 33 helicopters.
Related topics: Turkey, Military, World Videos

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Erdogan Says Russia, Turkey May Discuss Joint Production Of S-500 Defence System

ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Ankara and Moscow might launch talks on joint production of Russian-made S-500 air defence systems after the S-400 deliveries.
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Is A Geostrategic Shift In The Middle East In The Offing?

Mohammed Ayoob Security, Middle East Washington is doing itself a great disservice by alienating Ankara and Tehran simultaneously. On the eve of the short-lived Arab Spring in January 2011 I wrote a story which argued that the “center of gravity...
Related topics: Turkey, Iran, Tehran

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Turkey Struggles To Balance Ties With Us, Russia

Analysts say Turkey is running out of time to balance its relationship with Russia and the United States as Moscow and Washington step up pressure on Ankara over its pending acquisition of Russian missile defense systems. The U.S. opposes the...
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Ending Abdullah Öcalan’s Isolation

Giorgio Cafiero explores Ankara’s various reasons for granting the imprisoned leader of the PKK access to his lawyers for the first time since 2011.  By Giorgio Cafiero Special to Consortium News Since his capture in Kenya 20 years ago,...
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"second Invasion": Cyprus Slams Turkish Oil & Gas Drilling, Urges Eu Action

The president of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades has slammed Turkey for its “unprecedented escalation of illegal action” which constitutes a “second invasion” in the eastern Mediterranean, blaming Ankara of illegally drilling inside its...
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Speculation Grows In Turkey After Jailed Kurdish Leader Allowed To See Lawyers

Turkey's surprise move to allow Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), to meet with his lawyers after an eight-year hiatus is spurring speculation of a shift in Ankara's hard-line policy following the...
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Erdogan Defends Istanbul Vote Redo; Critics See Power Grab

ANKARA, Turkey—Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted Tuesday that rerunning the Istanbul mayoral vote that was won by the opposition will only strengthen democracy, while critics called the decision an “outrageous” move to...
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Nato Chief Visits Ankara In Bid To Block Russian Missile Sale

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is visiting the Turkish capital amid escalating tensions between alliance members Turkey and the United States over Ankara's procuring of a Russian S-400 missile system. The NATO chief’s visit is seen as a...
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Istanbul Mayoral Vote Results Annulled Over Violations – Turkish Ruling Party

ANKARA (Sputnik) – The Turkish Supreme Electoral Council’s decision to void results of the Istanbul mayoral election was made because 22 protocols were not signed and some members of local election commissions were not public servants, Recep...
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This U.s. Ally Could Buy Russia's Su-57 Stealth Fighter And S-500 Air Defense System

Mark Episkopos Security, Or, will Turkey stick with U.S. arms like the F-35?  Turkey’s plans to purchase the Russian S-400 missile system marked a major shift in Ankara’s defense orientation, eliciting a sharp response from Washington....
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Eu Expresses "grave Concern" About Turkey's Drilling In Cyprus' Eez

The European Union has expressed its “grave concern” about the upcoming drilling to be conducted by Turkey in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus. Turkey does not recognize the government in Nicosia or its agreements regarding EEZ. Ankara...
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F-35 Project Without Turkey Is Bound To Collapse - Erdogan

Relations between Turkey and the US have been strained since Ankara made it clear that it would proceed with purchasing Russian S-400 systems. The move prompted the US to suspend its delivery of F-35 fighter jet parts to Turkey.
Related topics: Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan

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Analysts: Ouster Of Sudanese Leader Hurts Ankara's Regional Goals

The recent ouster of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir after decades in power is threatening a key Turkish strategic project on the Red Sea. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's close ties to Bashir lay at the heart of Ankara's goals of...
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Erdogan Suggests Creation Of Task Group On Russia's S-400 In Talk With Trump

Bilateral relations between the US and Turkey have significantly deteriorated since the latter inked a contract with Russia for the procurement of S-400 air defence systems. Washington has been trying to persuade Ankara to drop the deal in favour of...
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Czech International Footballer Killed After Turkish Bus Crash

Ankara (AFP) – Czech international  Josef Sural has died of injuries he sustained in a minibus crash while returning with teammates from a match in southern Turkey, his Turkish club Aytemiz Alanyaspor said on Monday. The club’s...
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Ankara Mulling Over Swap Deal With Russia, Embraces Mir Cards – Turkish Minister

On 8 April, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan took part in the eighth meeting of the High-Level Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council. Speaking to Sputnik, Turkey’s Minister of Trade Ruhsar Pekcan...
Related topics: Turkey, Russia, Vladimir Putin, Tayyip Erdogan

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If Us Refuses To Supply F-35s, Turkey Will Satisfy Need Elsewhere - Fm

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has reportedly said that if the US won't supply Turkey with F-35 fighter jets, Ankara would satisfy its need for them in "another place".
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