Turkey–United States relations

Russian cargo plane resumes delivering S-400 parts to Turkey

Turkey's defense ministry says Russia has begun delivering the second battery of its S-400 missile defense system that has strained ties between Ankara and Washington.

Turkey took delivery of the first battery of the Russian-made system last month, despite strong objections from its NATO ally, the United States.

The Trump factor

There has been much ado around Greek-Turkish relations. To some extent, this is justified. It is also, to a certain degree, a result of sensationalism and ignorance about the substance of the problem. 

Unfortunately, there is an abundance of both sensationalism and ignorance, which means that the task of dealing with the issue will be extremely difficult for any government. 

Don’t mess with the US Congress

On the eve of the latest legislation in the United States House of Representatives putting pressure on Turkey over its S-400 missile system purchase, Nicholas Danforth - a veteran Turkey analyst at the German Marshall Fund - posted a warning on Twitter that perfectly captured the dilemma in US-Turkey relations:

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