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The Russian military left Tel Rifaat, a key city in the Aleppo province in northern Syria, reports Al-Masdar News.
The Russian military left the city after a week of joint maneuvers with the armed forces of Turkey. Despite the withdrawal of the Russian military, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) refused to leave the village and strengthened its defense positions in the Tel Rifaat area.
It is also reported that Turkey could not agree with Iran on the withdrawal of troops from the suburbs of Aleppo. …
At a press conference after meeting with Turkish President Recep Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Ankara and Moscow were still in disagreement about how the gas price should be determined.
Putin explained that Russia determines the gas price on the basis of market conditions. “The prices of energy carriers are not determined at Gazprom’s wish, but by the market. Gazprom does not dictate them. There is a problem: our Turkish friends insist on one set of formulas; on …
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was extremely evasive in his comments to Arab journalists about the Israeli operations in Syria.
In an interview with the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram ahead of his visit to Egypt, Lavrov answered many questions concerning Russia-Egypt relations and developments in the Middle East.
One of the questions he was asked was whether Moscow’s stance on the “Israel’s ongoing bombardments of Syrian territory” had grown “softer” compared to its stance in 2018, when …
On March 31, Turkish Minister of Defense, Hulusi Akar, accompanied by the commanders of the country's troops, inspected military units stationed near the border with Syria. As part of the trip, the head of the military department took part in the opening of the Joint Operational Center for the management of the planned “anti-terrorist operation” in Syria’s territory, located east of the Euphrates River, reports Anadolu.
The Turkish generals also drew attention to the military actions in …
The Presidents of Russia and Turkey will hold talks in Russia for the third time this year. Russia-Turkey Cross-Cultural Year will open in April under the chairmanship of Putin and Erdogan.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are planning to hold a meeting on April 8 in Moscow. The heads of the two states will hold a meeting of the High-Level Cooperation Council, Press Secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov said on Saturday, March 23.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated in an interview with Channel Haberturk that Russia will start supplying S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Turkey in July this year.
He noted that he has already told US President Donald Trump about the completion of the deal and that he is not going to cancel it. “We have made the purchase. Stepping back is out of the question. Russia will start supplies of the surface-to-air missile systems in July this year. I told Trump about this,” …
Turkey’s agreement to purchase Russian S-400 missile systems is a national security problem for NATO countries. The Alliance cannot use F-35 fighters in combination with these Russian missile systems, a high-level representative of the US leadership stated on Thursday, March 14.
The official that talked anonymously with a group of journalists specified that Ankara's purchase of the S-400 cannot be equated to Turkey's withdrawal from NATO. However, he noted that the deal between Ankara and …
The Turkish Defense Minister, Hulusi Akar said that Turkey would begin deploying S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems acquired from Russia in October 2019, and Turkish Armed Forces Command will later determine the locations, reports Interfax.
According to him, Turkey is purchasing the S-400 due to “the urgent need to provide country security.”
“The purchase of S-400 air defense missile systems is not a matter of preference, but an urgent requirement for national security. Turkey is obliged to …
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a rally in Diyarbakir, which was broadcast by TRT TV channel on Saturday, that the purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems does not impact the security of NATO, the United States or fifth-generation F-35 fighters, which Turkey expects to receive from Washington.
During a press conference on Friday, the Acting Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Charles Summers announced that Turkey’s military relationship with the United States would face serious consequences if Ankara receives the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.
"If Turkey takes the S-400s there will be grave consequences in terms of our military relations with them," he said.
Summers explained that the purchase of the S-400 missiles systems from Russia would …