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US cuts Turkey out of F-35 Fighter Jet program

Carla Babb The United States is officially removing Turkey from its F-35 stealth fighter jetprogram after Ankara accepted the Russian delivery of its S-400 missile defense system. "Unfortunately, Turkey's decision to purchase Russian S-400 air defense systems renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible," the White House said in a statement Wednesday. "The

Turkey imports arms worth $206m from Germany

Turkey imported arms worth $206 million (184.1 million euros) from Germany in the first four months of this year, according to government statistics. This again makes Ankara by far Germany’s top recipient of arms exports, the Federal Economics Ministry said in response to a query made by Sevim Dagdelen, a federal

Turkey takes delivery of Russian S-400 missile system, despite risk of US sanctions

David Reid KEY POINTS Turkey says it has taken the first delivery of Russia’s S-400 surface-to-air missile system.The United States says Turkey is risking the security of the NATO alliance and the F-35 fighter jet program.One analyst sees the purchase as potentially destructive to U.S. defense hegemony. A Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system.Sergei

First Update: Global crisis Watch List 2019–Crisis Group

Watch List Updates complement International Crisis Group’s annual Watch List, most recently published in January 2019. These early-warning publications identify major conflict situations in which prompt action, driven or supported by the European Union and its member states, would generate stronger prospects for peace. The Watch List Updates include situations identified

US-Turkish tensions rise amid warnings of a rupture

Dorian Jones Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay is warning the United States of the danger of a rupture in relations, as myriad differences between the two NATO allies escalate tensions. "The United States must choose. Does it want to remain Turkey's ally or risk our friendship by joining forces with terrorists to undermine its NATO

World countries blast US on Golan Heights

*Syria vows to liberate Israeli occupied territory The Arab League, Russia, Iran and Turkey have strongly warned the US after President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he will recognize Syria's Golan Heights as Israeli territory. The strategic highlands have been under the Israeli occupation since 1967, but Trump's abrupt declaration a day after US

Number of journalists jailed for doing job near record high–Report

•Intolerant leaders now coin 'fake news' to arrest journalists Joseph Ax A near-record number of journalists around the world are behind bars for their work, including two Reuters reporters whose imprisonment in Myanmar has drawn international criticism, according to a report released on Thursday. There were 251 journalists jailed for doing their jobs

Lesson: Don’t touch a journalist

By Ikechukwu Obi I bet you, if the Saudis had foreseen the fall-out from this Jamal Khashoggi mystery hit, they would have thought twice before embarking on such murderous undertaking. It is interesting seeing how the disappearance of a dissident journalist in the Saudi embassy in Turkey has triggered a series of

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