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Turkey to continue talks with Russia on 2nd batch of S-400s as planned: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pledged to continue talks with Moscow for the procurement of the second batch of the Russian-made S-400 air defense systems and said they would discuss details at the end of the month.

He stressed that Turkey is determined to proceed with the S-400 deal despite U.S. opposition.

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.

Turkey eyes predictable ties with new US administration

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has underlined that the Turkish government wants "predictable" bilateral ties and a good dialogue with the new U.S. administration despite existing problems between the two allies, including Turkey's purchase of the S-400 systems from Russia and continued American support to the YPG in eastern Syria

Two detained over attack on migrant camp in northern Greece

Police say they detained two suspects - a 38-year-old man and his 14-year-old son - in connection with a racist attack Saturday against the Oreokastro camp which houses migrant and refugee children near Thessaloniki in northern Greece. 

The two were detained after a complaint filed by a 15-year-old Syrian who stays at the camp.

Turkey 'neutralizes' 4 YPG/PKK terrorists in N Syria

Turkish security forces "neutralized" four YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Dec. 26.

The terrorists were attempting to carry out an attack in the Operation Peace Spring area, the ministry said on Twitter.

Turkish authorities use the word "neutralized" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

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