Russia–Turkey relations

Turkey, US agree joint efforts needed for regional peace

Top Turkish and U.S. officials on May 29 discussed bilateral relations and regional issues in Istanbul.

In a meeting held at the Dolmabahçe Office, Turkey's presidential spokesman İbrahim Kalın and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman discussed the agenda of the upcoming NATO summit on June 14.

Turkey says cooperation with Russia to continue by contributing to region

Turkey believes that its cooperation with Russia will continue in a way that will contribute to the peace and stability of the region, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on March 16 on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the "Friendship and Fraternity Treaty," signed between the government of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.

Turkish leader defiant on Russian system but wants US jets

Turkey's president has criticized the United States for kicking his country out of the F-35 fighter jet program after Ankara purchased a Russian missile defense system, a move that also triggered US sanctions.

Speaking after Friday prayers in Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey paid "very serious money" for the F-35 stealth jets.

US Sanctions against Turkish Stream Pipe Come into Force

The House of Representatives of US Congress (lower house) rejected a presidential veto on Monday. Thus, the provisions for the defense budget, which include the extension of sanctions against the Nord Stream-2 and Turkish Stream pipelines, enter into force. Both chambers, for the first time in Trump's presidency, have managed to override his veto.