Home / Tag Archives: Turkey

Tag Archives: Turkey

Turkey Launches Air Attack on Iraqi Kurdistan

Kurdistan

ANKARA – Turkey on Thursday launched an airstrike against Iraqi Kurdistan in response to the assassination of a Turkish diplomat in the region, AFP quoted the Minister of National Defense on Friday. The Turkish Vice-Consul in the Kurdish Autonomous Region of Iraq was shot dead Wednesday in Irbil, the local …

Read More »

US F-35 Decision to do ‘Irreparable Damage’ to Ties: Turkey

Turkey

ANKARA – Turkey has criticized the United States for its decision to exclude Ankara from the F-35 fighter aircraft program because it bought Russia’s missile defense systems. According to reports by Press-Tv, the Turkish FM said that, “This partial step does not comply with the spirit of partnership or is …

Read More »

Rabbani Discusses Peace with His Turkish Counterpart

Rabbani Discusses Peace with His Turkish Counterpart

KABUL – Top Afghan and Turkish diplomats had a meeting Wednesday about the Afghan peace process in Turkey’s capital Ankara, Afghanistan’s Foreign Ministry confirmed. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani at his official residence in Ankara. “Discussed the overall situation in Afghanistan, including ongoing peace efforts …

Read More »

S-400 is “the Best Missile System in the World”: US Company

S-400

WASHINGTON – The Russian S-400 is the “best missile defense system,” US intelligence firm Stratfor said in a new report, but it is severely limited if it operates alone, the Moscow Times reported on Wednesday. Russia started delivering the S-400 ground-to-air system to Turkey last week. Turkish President Recep Tayyip …

Read More »

EU Sanctions Won’t Deter From Drilling Activity: Turkey

Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey says the European Union’s approval of an initial set of sanctions against Ankara won’t deter it from pressing ahead with efforts to drill for hydrocarbons off the island of Cyprus, AFP reported Tuesday. In a statement on Tuesday, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry criticized the EU for acting …

Read More »

Turkey Delivers Military Aid to Afghanistan

Turkey Delivers Military Aid to Afghanistan

ANKARA – Turkey has delivered military aid worth $4.5 million to Afghanistan, as part of a deal signed on Sept. 21, 2018. This military aid will support logistical operations of the Afghan National Army. Turkey also trained female Afghan police cadets in 2016. Since 2011, more than 2,600 Afghan police …

Read More »

Russia Says S-400 Delivery to Turkey ‘on Track’

Russia

MOSCOW – The delivery of the S-400 surface-to-air missile to Turkey is progressing on schedule, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. “The delivery is right on schedule. It is not possible for me to disclose more detail,” he said, according to Habertürk. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday discussed the …

Read More »

Putin-Trump Talks “Rather Positive”: Kremlin

Putin

MOSCOW – Talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump at the ongoing G20 summit in Japan covered multiple issues in a positive and constructive atmosphere despite their pressing differences, the Kremlin said Friday. “In general, the two countries demonstrated the mood to establish a dialogue on …

Read More »