And this is why.
But the U.S. government in mid-July 2019 canceled Turkey’s participation in the fighter program.
Turkey’s insistence on buying Russian air-defense systems, despite warnings from NATO allies not to...
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Tottenham’s Georges-Kevin Nkoudou received an awkward greeting after arriving at an airport in Istanbul ahead of a switch to Besiktas. According to Football London, the 24-year-old is expected...
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ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkey and the United States are discussing the joint patrolling of the safe zone in northern Syria, which is expected to start in the upcoming weeks, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Wednesday.
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As Syrian forces mount a major offensive against Turkish-backed al-Qaeda militias near Idlib, Ankara finds itself in its stickiest political situation in years. Neither Turkey nor the US can win the war any longer, but neither seems willing to...
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Mohammed Morsi, a member of the controversial Islamist political organization the Muslim Brotherhood, was Egypt’s first democratically elected president. He was overthrown in a coup in 2013 and died on trial...
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Where does a peanut butter and jelly rank vs. tuna salad or turkey and Swiss?
In late July, Turkey promised a major military operation east of the Euphrates. The area would be returned to its "true owners," as Turkey's leaders have claimed for several years. The "cancer" of a "terrorist corridor" would be replaced by a "peac
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Turkish authorities have expelled the mayors of the three main cities in the predominantly Kurdish southeast, provoking protests and political condemnation. Their expulsion comes as Turkish forces are poised to launch a military operation against...
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Turkey says three civilians have been killed and 12 others injured after one of its military convoys was targeted by airstrikes inside the rebel held Syrian province of Idlib.
The Syrian government claimed the convoy had been taking ammunition to...
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A Turkish convoy has already crossed into the Syrian town of Saraqib, located in the country's northwestern province of Idlib, according to state media. There has been no immediate comment from Ankara.
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Tension between Turkey and Syria spiked dramatically on Monday when Syrian-Russian axis warplanes bombed a Turkish army convoy in Syria, killing at least three civilians.
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The relationship is in trouble.
The U.S. has threatened to end Turkey’s participation in the F-35 fighter program by July 31 if Ankara doesn’t scrap the S-400 deal.
A Bloomberg report says Turkey has been stockpiling...
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From Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil to Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines to Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey, many far-right authoritarians have been voted into office in the 21stCentury. Bolsonaro, Duterte and Erdogan, technically speaking, aren’t...
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The average US workweek may be 38.6 hours long, but quite a few countries have employees who spend even more time at the office.Turkey, Colombia, and Mexico all have workweeks that are over 40 hours long, according to the OECD Better Life Index.The...
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Two Turkish CN-235 surveillance planes entered Greece's airspace over the Aegean Sea amid ongoing tensions between Ankara and Athens over Turkey's drilling operations off Cyprus' coast, local media reported, citing defence sources.
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Chemezov’s announcement came just two days after Washington formally removed Turkey from the F-35 program, costing Ankara billions of dollars in F-35 contract work and technology transfer.
In a move that...
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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Liverpool reserve goalkeeper Adrian enjoyed a memorable full debut in winning the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul, but Southampton will hope his penalty shootout heroics against Chelsea simply masked a broader...
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Twenty years after a devastating earthquake ravaged the northwest of Turkey, Istanbulites live with the knowledge that another "Big One" is unavoidable, and that their city of 16 million is not prepared.
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Isaac Chotiner interviews Hatice Cengiz—the fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist who was killed at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey—about the trauma of her loss and the importance of defending freedom of thought and...
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