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US sends message to Turkey, halts F-35 equipment shipments

The United States has halted delivery of equipment related to the stealthy F-35 fighter aircraft to Turkey, sources familiar with the situation said, marking the first concrete US step to block delivery of the jet to the NATO ally in light of Ankara’s planned purchase of a Russian missile defense system.

Analysis: The day after Turkey’s municipal elections

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to have sustained heavy damage from the aftermath of 31 March municipal elections. The coalition between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of President Erdogan and the Nationalist…

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…

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…

Syria: US may retain 1.000 troops in the region

American press reports on Sunday claimed the U.S., three months after the U.S. President Donald Trump’s statement that the American troops will withdraw from Syria, 1.000 forces will remain garrisoned in the eastern part of the country.

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