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US May Soon Freeze Preparations for F-35 Delivery to Turkey

Ankara (TM) – The United States could soon freeze preparations for delivering F-35 fighter jets to Turkey in what would be the strongest signal yet by Washington that Ankara cannot have both the advanced aircraft and Russia’s S-400 air defense system. Reuters reported in an exclusive on Thursday, citing officials. The United States is nearing an inflection point […]

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Erdogan says New Zealand Mosque Attacker Targeted Turkey

Ankara (MEMO) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan showed video footage at an election rally on Saturday from an attack on two New Zealand mosques which killed 49 people and said the suspected gunman had made threats against Turkish Muslims, according to a Reuters report. The gunman shot dead 49 people and wounded more than 40 in Christchurch on Friday, broadcasting footage […]

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Turkey Urges World to React Against Israeli Aggression

Ankara (MEMO) – Turkey’s foreign minister on Tuesday called on the global community to stand against Israeli aggression in the sacred places of Islam, Anadolu Agency reports. “Unfortunately, today, Israel’s aggression has increased with encouragement from the US We talk about all these issues and will not give up our sacred and national causes,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said, speaking at a […]

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Turkish Defense Minister says Purchase of Russian S-400s is “a Must”

Ankara (TM) – Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has said Turkey’s plans to buy a Russian-made S-400 missile defense system is not a matter of preference but a must, the Diken news website reported. Speaking on the Anadolu news agency’s “Editor’s Desk” program on Friday, Akar said: “There is an ongoing process for the purchase of the S-400s, […]

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Turkey Dismisses US Warning over S-400 Russian Missiles

Ankara (TNA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed US threats to cancel the sale of high-tech F-35 jets to Turkey, saying his country will move ahead with the purchase of Russian S-400 air-defense missiles. In an interview with Kanal 24 television late Wednesday, Erdogan also said Turkey could consider purchasing the more advanced Russian […]

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Imram Khan Seeks Help of Erdogan in Strained Relations With India

Ankara (TM) – Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said he would seek Turkey’s help in defusing tensions with nuclear-armed neighbor India in the aftermath of cross-border air raids, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. “I am going to talk to [Turkish] President [Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan, and I will request him to play his role in this […]

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Assad Warns Syria’s Kurds That US Will Not Protect Them

Damascus (MEE) – President Bashar al-Assad warned Syria’s Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday that their ally the United States would not protect them against any Turkish offensive as Washington looks to withdraw its troops. The US is set to pull out its soldiers from Syria after allied Kurdish-led forces capture the Islamic State (IS) group’s last holdout […]

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Erdogan Says Venezuelan Gold Will be Processed in Turkey

Ankara (TM) – Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Tuesday that Venezuelan gold would be processed in the Central Anatolian province of Çorum. Speaking at a rally ahead of local elections on March 31, the president said Çorum would ugreach a new level in terms of gold trade amid reports that Venezuela sells most of its gold […]

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Russia Demands Turkey do More in Syria’s Idlib Region

Moscow (TM) – Russia has demanded that Turkey do more to tackle hardcore fighters in Syria’s Idlib province and fulfill promises it made as part of a deal with Moscow last year, Al Jazeera reported. Turkey, which backs Syrian rebels, and Russia, the Syrian government’s principal foreign ally, agreed in September to create a demilitarized zone in the […]

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Terror Suspect Wanted by US Deported to Turkey by German Officials

Ankara (TM) – A Turkish man who is wanted for prosecution in the United States on terrorism charges has instead been deported by Germany back to his home country, US officials said Wednesday, according to The Associated Press. The case concerns Adem Yılmaz, who was indicted under seal in 2015 on charges of participating nearly 10 years earlier […]

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