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Turkish F-35 pilots training in the U.S. grounded

Turkish F-35 pilots training in the U.S. grounded

ANF - 2019-06-11 11:05
The U.S. military has grounded the Turkish pilots training on the F-35 fighter jet in the United States over its plans to purchase a missile system from Russia. ...
Turkish F-35 pilots training in the U.S. grounded  - ANF

Turkey Expects Russian S-400s Delivery by July: Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-06-16 14:55
ERBIL — Turkey expects the Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems to be delivered by July this year, said Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey’s purchase of S-400 missile system from Russia has put Ankara and Washington in odds recently, with the ...

US Seeking International Consensus after Tanker Attack in Gulf of Oman

BAS News - 2019-06-15 12:00
ERBIL — The United States is now working to build an international consensus over the attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, for which Washington blames Iran, according to US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. The secretary said on Friday that Whit ...

"Nobody" Can Give Turkey Ultimatum on S-400: FM

BAS News - 2019-06-13 20:26
ERBIL - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said that "nobody" can give Turkey an ultimatum regarding Ankara's plans to purchase Russia's S-400 missile defense system. The Turkish FM made the comments following an earlier statement by US acting ...

How Japan Can Help the U.S. De-escalate with Iran

International Crisis Group - 2019-06-13 16:36
As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe visits Iran, President & CEO Robert Malley tells CNN Today that Japan has the capacity to mediate between the U.S. and Iran at a time of heightened tensions. ...

U.S. Grounds Turkish F-35 Pilots – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-06-12 07:56

Turkish F-35 pilots no longer flying at U.S. base: Pentagon

Kurdiu - 2019-06-12 00:59

Turkey to Buy S-400 Despite US' Ultimatum: Officials

BAS News - 2019-06-10 00:51
ERBIL - Despite the US' latest ultimatum for the country, Turkey has made it clear that there is no change in Ankara's plans to purchase Russia's S-400 missiles defense systems, Turkish officials have confirmed. Washington earlier said that it had given ...

10 soruda ABD'nin F-35 mektubu: Ne anlama geliyor, neden sızdırıldı? | Welche Bedeutung hat der F35 Brief der USA und warum wurde es durchgesickert?

WDR - 2019-06-09 18:43
ABD Savunma Bakan Vekili Patrick Shanahan'ın, Milli Savunma Bakanı Hulusi Akar'a 6 Haziran günü gönderdiği mektup, Türkiye'nin Rusya'dan S-400 satın almasının F-35 savaş uçaklarının teslimatının engellenmesinden öte sonuçlar yaratacağını aktarıyor. | Der ...

Oil rig count in US falls by 11 this week

Waar Media - 2019-06-08 14:14
WAAR_DUHOK The number of oil rigs in the U.S. decreased by 11 this week, from the previous week, according to data released by oilfield services company Baker Hughes on Friday. The oil rig count in the U.S. reached 789 for the week ending June 7, from 80 ...

U.S. to stop training Turkish F-35 pilots because of Russia deal: sources - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-06-07 23:31

Türk F-35 pilotları ABD’de istenmiyor | Türkische F-35-Piloten sind in den USA nicht willkommen

WDR - 2019-06-07 16:31
Ankara’nın Rusya’dan S-400 savunma sistemi alma kararına ABD’nin tepkisi sürüyor. Washington, misilleme olarak Türk F-35 pilotlarına ABD’de eğitim vermeme kararı aldı. | Die Vereinigten Staaten haben beschlossen, keine weiteren türkischen Piloten aufzuneh ...

Report: US won't train new Turkish F-35 pilots due to S-400 deal with Russia | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-06-07 16:05

Exclusive: U.S. will not accept more Turkish F-35 pilots over Russia defenses - sources - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-06-07 15:39

US to stop training new Turkish F-35 pilots

ANF - 2019-06-07 15:06
The US had warned Turkey before that if they purchased S-400 air defense systems, they could be subjected to sanctions. ...

Syrian Kurds repatriate 2 women, 6 children from Islamic State families to U.S.

E-Kurd - 2019-06-05 17:14
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Two American women and six children from families of suspected Islamic State group members were repatriated to the United States on Wednesday in the latest transfers from a crowded camp in Syria. The move is part of an effort ...

US to possibly stop training Turkish pilots

ANF - 2019-05-29 11:49
Reports say the US may stop training Turkish pilots as part of the F-35 fighter jet project in the wake of the Turkish state’s intention to purchase S-400 air defense systems from Russia. ...

The United States is forcing Turkey to decide its loyalties - analysis | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-27 06:05

No Plans to Halt Military Training in Iraq: France

BAS News - 2019-05-15 22:00
ERBIL - The French government has made it clear that it has no plans to halt its military trainings in Iraq, a source close to country's Defense Ministry was quoted as saying. "There is no change regarding the French engagement at this time," the source ...

Turkey begins large-scale naval exercise Denizkurdu in 3 seas

The Defense Post - 2019-05-13 23:30
Turkey's navy launched large-scale Denizkurdu exercises at a time of rising tensions over its plans to explore for gas off the Cyprus coast The post Turkey begins large-scale naval exercise Denizkurdu in 3 seas appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

NG, KIG and KIU in talks to nominate a candidate for Kurdistan president

E-Kurd - 2019-05-13 17:01
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The New Generation Movement, the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG), and the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) caucuses are in talks to select a joint candidate for President of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. That person would face ...