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Amid Turkey's pending Russia defense system purchase, some question Trump's ability to push back: Sources - ABC News

Amid Turkey's pending Russia defense system purchase, some question Trump's ability to push back: Sources - ABC News

GO - 2019-04-22 19:06

Amid Turkey\'s pending Russia defense system purchase, some question Trump\'s ability to push back: Sources - ABC News - GO

Iraqi Parliament Seeks Clarifications on Baghdad's Attempt to Buy S-400

BAS News - 2019-05-06 22:54
ERBIL - The Iraqi Council of Representatives has contacted the government for clarifications on Baghdad's alleged attempts to purchase Russia's S-400 missile defense system, a lawmaker revealed on Monday. Talking to Sputnik, MP Fatih Younis, a member of ...

Turkey’s FM Cavusoglu arrives in Iraqi Kurdistan, meets with Kurdish officials

E-Kurd - 2019-04-29 15:54
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan region capital city of Erbil on Sunday night to meet with senior Kurdish leaders. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan B ...

Four Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with Kurdish PKK: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-04-20 16:25
ISTANBUL,— Four Turkish soldiers were killed on Friday in clashes with Kurdish fighters from from Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) near the border with Iraqi Kurdistan, Turkey’s Defence Ministry said on Saturday. Demiroren News Agency said a military base h ...

Turkey angered by Macron’s meeting with Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-04-20 09:18
PARIS,— French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday hosted representatives of the Kurdish-led force that defeated Islamic State (IS) extremists in Syria, drawing a sharp rebuke from Turkey’s foreign ministry. Macron assured the Kurdish envoys of French su ...

Turkey’s electoral Council confirms ban on Kurdish elected officials

E-Kurd - 2019-04-19 10:55
ANKARA,— Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Council on Thursday upheld a ban on candidates from a pro-Kurdish party taking office after they won local elections, state news agency Anadolu reported. The council, known by its Turkish initials YSK, last week decide ...

US officials worry as Turkey poised to purchase Russian defense system purchase: Sources | KTIC Radio

Kticradio - 2019-04-17 11:14

U.S., Turkey Fail to Break Impasse on Russian Missile-Defense System - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-04-17 06:09

Turkey’s finance minister, US president meet in Washington

Waar Media - 2019-04-16 12:23
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak was hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, Albayrak said on Tuesday. “During our meetings with US Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnunchin and [Trump’s] senior advisor Jared Kushn ...

US officials worry as Turkey poised to purchase Russian defense system purchase: Sources | Sandhills Express

Sandhillsexpress - 2019-04-16 02:47

Turkey says buying Russian defense system should not trigger U.S. sanctions

Gulan Media - 2019-04-16 01:51

Turkey Argues S-400 Purchase Shouldn't Trigger US Sanctions

BAS News - 2019-04-16 01:03
ERBIL - Turkey has argued that purchasing Russia's S-400 missile defense system should not trigger US sanctions, noting that Ankara is not an advisory of Washington, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday. "We firmly believe that linking the S-400 t ...

Amid Turkey's pending Russia defense system purchase, some question Trump's ability to push back: Sources

Yahoo - 2019-04-10 15:23

Erdogan's ruling AKP suffers setback in Turkey's local election

Rûdaw - 2019-04-01 16:30
Losing Turkey's two major cities would be a clear setback for Erdogan ...

Erdogan’s AKP suffered a blow in Turkey’s local elections

E-Kurd - 2019-04-01 13:23
ANKARA,— Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan suffered stunning setbacks in local elections as his ruling AK Party lost control of the capital Ankara for the first time since the party’s founding in 2001, and was on course to lose the biggest prize of all, Istanbul. ...

Kareem Fahim: From Turkey’s bursting prisons, literature breaks out

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2019-04-01 11:58
ISTANBUL — As surely as dissidents have been locked up throughout Turkey’s turbulent modern history, their words — poems, memoirs, fiction and even screenplays — have managed to break out. The country has a long tradition of literature written in prison, ...

Turkey’s Vice President Casts Ballot In Local Elections

Waar Media - 2019-03-31 16:12
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay cast his ballot in the capital Ankara on Sunday in local elections. Speaking to reporters after casting his ballot, Oktay said he hopes they will continue their way with a stronger and a more stable Turkey on ...

President Erdogan Casts Ballot In Turkey’s Local Polls

Waar Media - 2019-03-31 16:12
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cast his ballot in Istanbul in Sunday’s local elections. Speaking to reporters after casting his vote, Erdogan expressed hope for high turnout in ballot boxes. He said the voting process is continuing sm ...

Kurdish votes will be crucial in Turkey’s local elections

E-Kurd - 2019-03-25 21:44
ISTANBUL,— Millions of Kurdish votes will be crucial in determining the fate of Turkey’s March 31 local elections, as a pro-Kurdish party has made the strategic decision to send votes to an opposition rival to challenge the ruling party in key races in I ...

Turkey’s terror sponsorship is worse than imagined

E-Kurd - 2019-03-25 15:24
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute I have written much over the years about Turkey‘s complicity with terrorism over the past decade. Interviews with a captured Islamic State prisoner, however, make clear that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s t ...

Kurds to be key swing vote in Turkey's local elections

Washington Times - 2019-03-25 02:39
ISTANBUL (AP) - Millions of Kurdish votes will be crucial in determining the fate of Turkey's March 31 local elections, as a pro-Kurdish party has made the strategic decision to send votes to an opposition rival to challenge the ruling party in key races ...