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Erdogan Backs Off From Expulsion of 10 Western Diplomats

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan backed off on Monday from his decision to expel 10 Western ambassadors. Erdogan's plans were widely perceived as cataclysmic for Turkey and its relationship to the NATO alliance. The 10 embassies of which the ambassadors...

Erdogan to Expel European, US Ambassadors Over Kavala Support

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared 10 foreign ambassadors - including seven from Europe - as persona non grata after they called for the release of Osman Kavala. Kavala, a businessman and philanthropist, was jailed in 2017 despite having not...

US Congress Moves to Block Sale of F-16 Jets to Turkey

Members of the US Congress are piling on pressure on the Department of State this week to prevent the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey. On Thursday it emerged that a cross-party letter addressed to Secretary of State Anthony...

Erdogan Wants to Set Up an Islamic “Wall Street” in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that he wants to turn Istanbul into a financial hub for the Islamic world -- at a time when the country's economy is in serious trouble. "We are seeking to become one...

Merkel Meets With Erdogan in Turkey on Farewell Visit

Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during her last official trip to Turkey on Saturday. Merkel, who has lead Germany for the past 16 years, enjoyed a friendly relationship with Turkey, despite periods of...

Senator Menendez Slams Turkish Occupation on Cyprus Independence Day

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has made a statement on Friday in support of Cyprus on the 61st anniversary of its independence. Senator Menendez is a noted ally to Cyprus when it comes...

Erdogan Declares He Will Collaborate With Russia in Armaments, Space

Turkish President Erdogan will collaborate with Russia regarding space exploration, submarines and warships, he declared on Friday, adding that his country still intends to purchase a second installment of the same Russian defense system that it first bought in...

US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Warns Turkey of New Sanctions

The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and its Chairman Bob Menendez warned Turkey on Monday of new sanctions if it carries out its threat to purchase more weapon systems from Russia. “We were crystal clear when we wrote the CAATSA...

US Warns Turkey of New Sanctions Over Russian Weapons

The US Department of State warned Turkey on Sunday that it risks new sanctions if it continues to buy Russian weapons. “We continue to make clear to Turkey that any significant new Russian arms purchases would risk triggering CAATSA sanctions...

Erdogan Blasts US, Says Relations “Not Healthy”

Turkish President Tayipp Erdogan declared on Thursday that relations between Turkey and the United States were "not healthy" and that the two countries needed to resolve their conflict over Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 defense systems. Erdogan was referring to...