Latest News from Turkey

Turkey may re-examine acquisition of F-35 jets, paper says

Turkey may reconsider its decision to buy US-made F-35 fighter jets due to their technical problems and increase expense, according to sources in the Turkish military and Defence Ministry, cited by pro-government Yeni Safak newspaper on Thursday.

Cyprus protests to UN over airspace and sea violations by Turkey

Cyprus has strongly protested at the UN over Turkey's violations of the island's national airspace, the infringements of international air traffic regulations and the illegal use of closed ports and airports.

Istanbul Election Shows How Democracy Is Won

The opposition coalition, led by the Republican People's Party (CHP), won in Turkey's three most important metropolitan areas: Ankara, Izmir, and Istanbul.

Confidence climbs in Turkey's economy

Confidence in Turkey's economy improved on a monthly basis in June, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said on June 27.

Lycian Way awaits adventurers

When tourism and Turkey are mentioned together, one might think about the country's countless blue-flagged beaches and ancient sites, but it is also home to one of the world's longest footpaths- the Lycian Way.

No sanction impression from Trump: Erdoğan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on June 26 said ties between Ankara and Washington are based on a strategic partnership and he did not get an impression of sanction from the U.S. President Donald Trump.       

Turkey's Erdogan says Trump may visit in July, says media report

US President Donald Trump may visit Turkey in July, Turkey's President Tayip Erdogan said in an interview in Japan where he will attend the G20 summit and is expected to meet with his American counterpart.

Esper: Turkey faces sanctions if it buys Russian system

Acting US Defense Secretary Mark Esper is making it clear to Turkey that it will face economic sanctions if it goes ahead with the purchase of a Russian missile defense system.

Esper met with Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Wednesday during a NATO meeting. Officials say there was no progress in the stand-off between the two allies.

Erdogan says no indication from Trump of US sanctions over S-400 deal

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he had not seen indications in his talks with President Donald Trump that the United States will impose sanctions on Ankara over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defence systems.

Apostolakis to Akar: Greece wants to avoid tensions in Aegean

Greek Defense Minister Evangelos Apostolakis explained Athens' opposition to Turkey's drilling plans off Cyprus during a meeting with Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar on the sidelines of talks between NATO defense ministers in Brussels on Wednesday.

Foreign policy council discusses EU plans for measures against Turkey

Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos on Wednesday briefed party representatives on the measures the European Union is considering taking against Turkey, should the latter continue with its drilling plans in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EZZ), the ministry said.

Turkish, US top defense officials discuss F-35, Syria

Turkish and U.S. defense chiefs exchanged views on Syria and the F-35 fighter jet project on June 26, according to a statement from Turkey's National Defense Ministry.         

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