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US Senate: Bill prohibits transfer of F-35 aircrafts to Turkey

The U.S. Senate endorsed a bill on Thursday night halting the transfer of F-35 jets to Turkey for an indefinite time. The four Senators who introduced the bill were the Democratic Party’s Jeanne Shaheen and Chris Van Hollen, and Republican counterparts James Lankford and Thom Tillis.

Washington: Producing F-35 fighter jets without Turkey possible

Excluding NATO-member Turkey from the trillion-dollar F-35 fighter jet program would be challenging due to Ankara’s integral role in the stealthy jet’s production process, but not impossible, US sources familiar with the situation said.

Istanbul Court: The Case of Metin Topuz

A former employee of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul appeared before court on Tuesday facing charges of espionage and conspiracy against the Turkish government. Mr. Metin Topuz worked in the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) mission as a local…

Baghuz, Syria: ISIS last stronghold successfully recaptured

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Saturday the submission of the last Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) stronghold. The collapse of the eastern Syrian city of Baghuz and the raise of the yellow flag by SDF forces marked the…