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Legislators press trumps on sanctions against Turkey

WASHINGTON – President Trump plans to meet with a group of White House senators this week to discuss possible sanctions against Turkey as pressure from lawmakers to punish Ankara for the recent purchase of a Russian missile defense system. Mr. Trump said last week that the US will withhold sales of advanced F-35 stealth jets to Turkey after Ankara received …

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Trump pushes Turkey off a historic NATO break from the F-35 program

President Trump is expelling Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program because the NATO allies insist on buying anti-aircraft systems manufactured in Russia, the White House announced. "Unfortunately, Turkey's decision to buy Russian S-400 air defense systems makes their continued involvement in the F-35 impossible," said White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham. "The F-35 can not coexist with a Russian news …

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Trump's S-400 deception in Turkey

President Trump showed great ignorance on Tuesday when he stated, "Due to the fact that [Turkey] bought a Russian rocket, we can not sell them billions of dollars worth of aircraft, which is not a fair deal." Sorry, Mr President, it is fair and necessary. This is about more than a few billion dollars. What is really at stake is …

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Trump blames Obama for his reluctance to ban F35 sales to Turkey

Trump misrepresented the developments that led to Turkey's decision to buy the Russian system, blamed the Obama administration for the situation, and blamed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the "very difficult situation in which they were forced to "sympathize. "Because they have a missile system made in Russia, they are now prohibited from buying over 100 aircraft," Trump said in …

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Turkey bought Russian S-400 missiles to launch NATO aircraft. That's a problem for the US

It questions the decade-long strategic relationship between Turkey and the US, and even questions Turkey's qualification as a NATO member. It is likely to lift a massive deal for Turkey to buy US F-35 fighter aircraft – an aircraft targeted for launching the S-400. The treaty also consolidates a deeper relationship between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian …

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Russia is providing more air defense equipment to Turkey

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Russia has flown on Saturday a new shipment of advanced air defense equipment to Turkey. The Turkish Ministry of Defense has continued to implement an agreement that is likely to trigger US sanctions on a NATO ally. FILE PHOTO: The first parts of a Russian S-400 missile defense system are on display after being unloaded by a …

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Turkey dismisses the head of the central bank, as the political differences deepen in the economic crisis

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey fired its central bank governor on Saturday as political differences between the government and the bank deepened amid economic slump, lira currency volatility and high inflation. FILE PHOTO: New Turkish central bank governor Murat Cetinkaya speaks during a brief ceremony in which he officially replaced outgoing Governor Erdem Basci in Ankara, Turkey, on April 19, 2016. …

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Russia prepares S-400 missiles for Turkey and warns against US sanctions against NATO allies

MOSCOW – Russia will deliver its S-400 air defense missile system to NATO member Turkey in the coming days, a spokesman for the Kremlin said Friday with Western Military Alliance. However, the extent of Washington's potential response remains clouded by apparently conflicting messages. President Trump has publicly expressed his sympathy for the attitude of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan towards …

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Erdogan: US scrapping of F-35 agreement with Turkey would be robbery | news

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it was "robbery" for the United States to refuse Turkey its purchased F-35 fighter aircraft, as published in Turkish media. "If you have a customer and this customer is paying like clockwork, how can you not give the customer his goods? The name for that would be robbery," the national newspaper Hurriyet Erdogan quoted …

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