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Washington Expects Ankara to Opt for US Patriot Instead of S-400s: Official

Washington Expects Ankara to Opt for US Patriot Instead of S-400s: Official

BAS News - 2019-04-02 22:02
ERBIL - Washington has expected Turkey to shift from Russia's S-400 missile defense system to purchasing US's Patriot systems which will also resolve the F-35 related disputes between the two NATO allies, acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told ...
Washington Expects Ankara to Opt for US Patriot Instead of S-400s: Official - BAS News

Turkey to Find Alternative if US Refuses F-35 Deal: Turkish FM

BAS News - 2019-04-24 00:05
ERBIL - Turkey will find an alternative to meet its needs if the US refuses to supply the F-35 fighter jets, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. "Why do we buy the S-400 [air defense systems]? Because we have an urgent need for an air defe ...

No F-35 for Turkey if It Buys S-400s: Top US Lawmakers

BAS News - 2019-04-09 23:28
ERBIL - Turkey will be prevented from purchasing the US F-35 fighter jets while it will be sanctioned if it buys Russia's S-400 missile defense system, top US lawmakers warned on Tuesday. If Turkey accepts the S-400, "no F-35s will ever reach the Turkish ...

Erdogan to Visit Moscow to Discuss S-400s Deal with Putin

BAS News - 2019-04-07 23:08
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to visit Moscow on Monday for talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the controversial deal of S-400 missile defense system. The expected visit comes while Ankara's determination o ...

US to deliver 4th F-35 jet today: Turkish minister

Waar Media - 2019-04-06 12:27
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s defense minister said thee of four F-35 military aircraft were delivered by the U.S. and the last one is expected to be delivered Friday. “In order to protect our right and law, we are maintaining our contacts and negotiations,” Hulus ...

Kurdish youth sentenced to prison for CPT demonstration

ANF - 2019-04-05 10:44
A court in Strasbourg sentenced 17 young activists to prison for a protest at the Council of Europe. ...

Turkey says proposed working group to ease U.S. worries over Russian S-400s

Reuters - 2019-04-03 18:03
Turkey has proposed to the United States that they form a working group to determine that Russian S-400 missile defense systems do not pose a threat to U.S. or NATO military equipment, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday. ...

US Considering Additional Sanctions on Iran: Official

BAS News - 2019-04-02 14:35
ERBIL — The United States is considering the imposition of additional sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran, an official said. The official explained that Washington aims at targeting areas of Iranian economy that have not been hit before, Reute ...

US suspends F-35 deliveries to Turkey over S-400

Waar Media - 2019-04-02 14:11
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. announced Monday that it has suspended “deliveries and activities” related to Turkey’s procurement of the F-35 fifth-generation stealth fighter jet over Ankara’s plans to buy Russia’s S-400 surface-to-air missile system. “We very much ...

US Halts Delivery of F-35 Related Equipment to Turkey

BAS News - 2019-04-01 22:56
ERBIL - The US has halted the delivery of equipment related to the stealthy F-35 warplanes to its NATO ally Turkey as the latter is determined to buy Russia's S-400 missile defense system, sources familiar with the situation revealed on Monday. The US of ...

New Orleans mayor to apologise for 1891 lynching of Italian-Americans

BBC - 2019-04-01 00:03
The 1891 killing of 11 Italian-Americans is thought to be the largest US lynching ever recorded. ...

People go to polls to vote for mayors

ANF - 2019-03-31 07:51
57 million people are eligible to vote for a total of 1,289 mayors across the country. ...

KCK Andok: People should go to the polls for democracy

ANF - 2019-03-29 09:38
KCK Executive Council Member Xebat Andok spoke to Medya Haber Tv about the elections on Sunday and said that they are an opportunity to chose for a democratic country. ...

US Senators Try to Block Sale of F-35 to Turkey

BAS News - 2019-03-28 23:01
ERBIL - A legislation was proposed by a number of senators on Thursday in hopes of blocking the sales of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey as tensions in this regard have arisen over the latter's determination to buy Russia's S-400 missile defense system. "Tur ...

Washington Reaffirms Support to Iraq to Ensure IS is Fully Defeated: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-03-28 22:38
ERBIL - US has reaffirmed its prolonged commitment to coordinate with Iraq to ensure the Islamic State (IS) is fully defeated, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday. The US senior official made the remarks during a meeting with the Iraqi Parlia ...

UN Security Council to Meet and Discuss Golan Heights

BAS News - 2019-03-27 17:01
ERBIL — The United Nations Security Council will hold an urgent meeting later on Wednesday to discuss the US decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights. The meeting comes at the request of Syria which has already described Washington’s ...

Iraqi Army Expects PKK to Either Handover Weapons or Prepare for War in Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-03-26 22:51
ERBIL - Iraqi Army in the Yezidi majority populated region of Sinjar have warned the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) to either handover their weapons or be prepared for a military confrontation with the national forces, a security source said on Tuesday. ...

US Defense Secretary Approves $1 Bln For Border Wall

Waar Media - 2019-03-26 15:25
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan approved up to $1 billion late Monday for building a portion of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Shanahan authorized the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin planning and e ...

ABD'den Türkiye'ye yaptırım sinyali: F-35 satışlarını gözden geçireceğiz

BAS News - 2019-03-06 10:39
BasNews - Türkiye'ye Mart ayında teslimatı planlanan F-35’lere yönelik ABD’den açıklamalar gelemeye devam ediyor. Washington, Türkiye’nin Rusya’dan S-400 hava savunma sistemini alma planından vazgeçmemesi halinde Ankara’ya F-35 savaş uçağı satma kararını ...