Turkey

Turkey ‘Open to Negotiating’ With US on S-400s, Says Doesn’t Have to Keep Them Deployed Permanently

Ankara’s 2017 decision to purchase $2.5 billion worth of S-400 air defence systems from Moscow caused serious complications in its relationship with its US allies, with Washington booting Turkey out of the F-35 programme and sanctioning a key defence sector agency.

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Turkey escalates attacks against PKK rebels across northern Iraq

Ankara says it has captured a PKK militant responsible for “logistics,” while also launching a new operation against the group in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Turkey says it has netted a high-level Kurdish militant in a covert operation mounted by its national intelligence organization in Iraq’s Yazidi-dominated Sinjar region. …

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Turkey offers language, religion courses in northern Syria

With Turkey’s support, courses on both religion and the Turkish language are available for the residents in the Syrian towns of Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ain. Locals of the towns, which were liberated from the PKK terrorist group’s Syrian offshoot, the YPG, during Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring in 2019, demanded …

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Russia has sent a huge heavily armed convoy to Syria

Moscow sent a substantial military convoy of equipment and weapons systems of the Russian Federation to the area of ​​the Syrian city of Ayn Issa, some Russian agencies report, including Aviapro. According to sources in the Russian news agency, it is a convoy of at least 16 vehicles, including armored …

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Misinformation, propaganda cloud Turkey’s Africa policies

Myths and falsehoods abound in Turkish and Arab press about Turkey’s regional ventures, nourishing overblown elations and fears. Turkey’s regional ventures, spurred by Ottoman nostalgia, have earned it a hostile Arab front led by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt. Though Turkey’s ambitions have hardly translated into a …

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