Turkey

Trump Planning "economy Crippling" Sanctions Against Turkey Over S-400 Purchase

With Turkey's purchase of the Russia S-400 missile-defense system looking like a done deal, the Trump Administration, which claims it already made Ankara its 'best offer' on the US Patriot missile-defense system, is trading the carrot for the stick...
Related topics: Russia, Ankara

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Eu Council Threatens Turkey With Response Measures Over Drilling Off Cyprus Coast

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The Council of the European Union on Tuesday called upon Turkey to respect the rights of Cyprus in connection with Ankara's drilling for energy reserves off the island's coast and instructed the European Commission and other...
Related topics: Cyprus, Belgium, Brussels, Ankara

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Western Countries Broadcast Distorted Info On Syria To International Community - Russian Envoy

The Russian Ambassador to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia, told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that the Astana talks format is the only way to stabilize the situation in Syria, adding that Moscow and Ankara refuse to ignore ongoing...
Related topics: Syria, Russia, Moscow, Ankara, Terrorism

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Turkey Wants To Build Its Own Version Of The F-22 Stealth Fighter

David Axe Security, Good luck with that.  Turkish Aerospace Industries revealed a mockup of a new stealth fighter at the Paris Air Show on June 17, 2019. Don’t get excited. The mockup of the TF-X fighter bears a resemblance to the U.S. Air...
Related topics: France, Paris

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How Common Is Crypto?

Owning crypto currency is most common in Turkey, according to the Statista Global Consumer Survey. One in five Turks said they had used or currently owned crypto currency in the 2019 online poll. You will find more infographics at...
Related topics: Polls, Infographics

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‘what It Takes To Feed 7.5 Billion People’

Turkey’s Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli (left) and head of the UNCCD Ibrahim Thaw (right) at the international congress on "Successful Transformation toward Land Degradation Neutrality: Future Perspective" being held Jun. 17 to...

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Turkey, Desperate For "scuba Tourism", Dumps An Airbus A330 Into The Middle Of The Ocean

Maybe we just don't understand the scuba diving community quite as well as the country of Turkey does. Because, to us, dropping an Airbus A330 commercial airliner into the middle of the ocean in Northwest Turkey as a way to "boost scuba diving...

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Turkey Must Stop Prosecuting, Imprisoning Scholars For Signing A Peace Petition (yes)

Committee on Academic Freedom Middle East Studies Association of North America, Inc. H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan President of the Republic of Turkey T.C. Cumhurbaşkanlığı Genel Sekreterliği 06689 Çankaya, Ankara Turkey Dear President...
Related topics: Petitions, Ankara

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As Battle For Istanbul Reaches Fever Pitch, Turkey's Ruling Party Regrets Its Pop Culture Problem

Popstars are political assets and the ruling party is losing themFamous faces queued up to support an AKP rival who was stripped of Istanbul's mayorship. Mashup image taken from Indigodergis.com. On June 23, Turkey's largest city Istanbul is...
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Saudi Crown Prince Asks For ‘evidence’ Of Khashoggi Murder In Veiled Attack On Turkey

While the CIA believes that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman ordered the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October, Saudi authorities continue to deny the allegations strongly. Now, Yahoo News reports that Prince Mohammed used a...
Related topics: Jamal Khashoggi, CIA

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Turkey Brushes Off Attempts To Influence Its Foreign Policy Amid S-400 Row With Us

Washington has been trying to convince Ankara to ditch its deal with Moscow since it was signed in 2017, threatening to block the delivery of F-35 jets and to impose sanctions against the country.
Related topics: Ankara, Russia, Moscow

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Turkey Contests Moody's Credit Rating Downgrade, Touts Stable Fundamentals

Turkey’s Treasury and Finance Ministry has blasted a recent downgrade in the nation's sovereign credit rating by Moody's, saying the move is unfair and might make it harder for the country to re-emerge from last year's currency crash.

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Erdogan: Turkey Wants To Develop Friendly Relations With All Regions Of World

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Turkey wants to develop good relations with all the world's regions, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
Related topics: Tayyip Erdogan, Russia, Moscow

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Taking Turkey's F-35s Is The Right Move For The Wrong Reason

Turkey’s decision to purchase the Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system (also known as the SA-21 Growler) has drawn a lot of controversy. So much so that the United States is on the brink of kicking Turkey out of the F-35 program. According...

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Turkey’s Long-term Credit Rating Downgraded To B1 Level - Moody’s Investor Services

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Turkey’s long-term credit and unsecured bonds rating levels have been downgraded to B1 and (P)B1, Moody’s Investor Services announced in a statement.

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German And French Positions At Odds Over Turkey's Purchase Of Russian S-400 Systems

The Turkish foreign minister recently blasted US attempts to impose an ultimatum on Turkey over its S-400 purchase, noting that no foreign state has the right to tell Ankara what it should or shouldn't do.
Related topics: Ankara

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How Turkey Can Help Bring Stability To Syria

Michael Arnold Security, Middle East If U.S. policymakers are hoping Turkey will become a vassal for U.S. interests in the region, then they will continue to wait in vain. In September of last year, Turkey and Russia reached a tentative agreement...
Related topics: Syria, Russia

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Russia Launches Airstrikes On Idlib Militants After Attack On Turkish Observation Post - Mod

ANKARA (Sputnik) - Three Turkish soldiers manning an observation post in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib were injured in a mortar attack on 13 June, the Turkish Defence Ministry said in a statement.
Related topics: Russia, Ankara

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Turkey Slams Pentagon's Ultimatum On S-400s, Refuses To Reverse Decision

Earlier, the Pentagon grounded Turkish pilots training aboard the F-35 and threatened to block deliveries of the advanced fighter jet to Turkey, while Congress proposed slapping sanctions on Ankara over its purchase of a Russian-made air defence...
Related topics: Pentagon, Ankara

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They Fought Against Each Other In Iraq. A Decade Later, They Met For Tea

Task and Purpose Security, Middle East An amazing story. In November 2013, I was traveling in and out of southern Turkey. I'd come there for a number of reasons but most fundamentally to understand how the wars I'd fought in Iraq and Afghanistan...
Related topics: Iraq, Afghanistan

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