Having ignored NATO & US warnings against Turkey’s instance to acquire the Russian S-400 missile defense system, Washington halts F-35 equipment transfers to Ankara and will possibly freeze deal where two jets are expected to be handed over this month.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
The Pentagon’s decision to stop the delivery of equipment related to the F-35 stealth fighter jet to Turkey due to Ankara’s decision to purchase the Russian-made S-400 air defense system will allow Israel to keep it’s aerial superiority in the Middle East.
Washington’s move follows repeated warnings both from the United States and NATO allies to Ankara that buying the Russian system alongside the Lockheed Martin-produced jets would threaten the security of the F-35s by learning how to spot and track it. Continue Reading »
Ignoring US suggestions to end support of Hamas, stop attacks on Netanyahu & Israel, stop attacking Kurds who’ve allied with the U.S., respect US sanctions on Iran, and now refusing to release Pastor Brunson from incarceration have led the Turkish lira to lose over 40% of its value so far this year.
By i24NEWS – AFP
Turkey’s embattled lira on Thursday hit a new record low against the dollar as high-level talks seeking to slacken tensions between Ankara and Washington produced no apparent breakthrough between the two NATO allies.
The lira lost 2.0 percent to trade at 5.4 to the dollar and lost 2.2 percent against the euro to trade at 6.3, also a record low. Continue Reading »
After viewing video of Erdogan’s security detail viciously assaulting protesters during an official White House visit this past May, 21 counts of assault and/or hate crimes were leveled against his bodyguards by Washington DC district attorney.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday criticized the indictment in Washington of members of his security detail who were charged with assaulting protesters during an official White House visit in May.
US police are deployed in front of the Turkish embassy in Washington during President Erdogan’s visit on Tuesday May 16, 2017 – ديف كلارك (اف ب)
A total of 19 people including Turkish security officials have been identified from video footage of the May 16 clashes with Kurdish protesters following a meeting between Erdogan and President Donald Trump. Continue Reading »
The newly drilled natural gas fields in the Mediterranean provide the U.S. with an opportunity to break with Turkey, whose adoption of a hostile neo-Ottoman ideology to guide it in the 21st century, worries them.
By Elad Benari
The natural gas fields in the Mediterranean provide the United States with an opportunity to break with Turkey, according to Seth Cropsey, formerly the deputy undersecretary of the Navy in the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations.
“Politics and alliances in the eastern Mediterranean are shifting, and the region’s security framework is splintering,” Cropsey wrote Monday in PJ Media. “The region is now divided as much within the Muslim world as between it and the non-Muslim states.” Continue Reading »