Contents tagged with turkey

  • Media: Russia warned Turkey about military coup

    It was Russia that gave Turkish national intelligence information on the military coup being planned in the country, Iranian news outlet Fars reports, citing unidentified Arabic media. The information concerned Turkish President Recep Erdogan directly. Several helicopters were reportedly heading for a hotel in the Marmaris resort where the president was located at the time. Erdogan left the hotel 44 minutes before they arrived.

    According to unidentified Turkish diplomats, the Russian army in …

  • Turkey preparing new military operation in Syria

    President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that the country is in the final stages of preparation of a new military operation in Syria, reported Anadolu news agency.

    “With God’s help, in the near future, we will free new territories and secure peace there,” said Erdogan.

    He noted that Ankara is in the final stage of preparing for an operation in new Syrian regions. So, just like before, with the military operations “Euphrates Shield” and “Olive Branch,” stability could be achieved. …

  • Russian ruble wiped out by capital outflow

    The Russian currency market continues to sink due to the risk of sanctions and the outflow of foreign capital, reports.

    After gaining 2.05 rubles on Wednesday, 1.11 on Thursday, the US dollar gained a further 1.24 rubles during trade on Friday, reaching 67.8975 rubles, the highest since April 18, 2016. The euro appreciated by 48 kopeks for the day and 3.11 rubles since the start of the week, updating its 4-month high to 77.43 rubles.

    There is a growing lack of foreign currency in …

  • Turkey wants to trade with Ukraine and Russia in national currency

    Turkey is preparing to carry on trade in national currencies with its largest trading partners, such as Ukraine, China, Russia and Iran, writes Kommersant newspaper.

    According to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, if European countries want to get rid of the dollar "shackles" then Ankara is ready to create similar trade system with them.

    Turkey does not accept the world order in which the world has declared an economic war, and countries are pressured by the threat of imposing sanctions, …

  • Erdogan: Turkey does not plan to abandon Iranian gas because of US position

    Turkey does not intend to refuse gas supplies from Iran even if Washington iponses sanctions against Tehran, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as reported by CNN Turk television channel.

    “I used to say to [ex-US President Barack] Obama:” sorry, but we are buying gas from Iran.” Where else can I buy it, if not from Iran? My citizens will freeze in the winter and then what will I do? I passed on the same message to [the President, Donald] Trump,” the president noted.

    Erdogan confirmed …

  • Erdogan: Russia and Turkey conduct negotiations on electronic payments

    Turkey and Russia negotiate the possibility of moving to electronic payments, reported Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during the 10th BRICS summit in Johannesburg.

    “During my trip [to Africa], payment in national currencies became an important topic for negotiations. I discussed this issue with the leaders of each country I interacted with. In fact, we have already come to an agreement with Russia and China. The heads of our central banks and finance ministers also focus on this topic. …

  • Erdogan threatens the US with legal action if supply of F-35 fighter jets is blocked

    If the US blocks the supply of the new fifth generation American fighter jet F-35 to the Turkish Air Force, Ankara may file a suit against the US in international arbitration, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a broadcast on Habertürk TV.

    It was recently reported that the US Congress has banned the supply of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Jet to the Turkish army.

    Lawmakers in Congress are leveraging the supply of the F-35 in order to put pressure on Turkey regarding its decision …

  • Washington: Russia wants to get Turkey on its side

    The United States Permanent Representative to NATO, Kay Bailey Hutchison stated that Washington is working every possible solution to convince Turkey to give up purchasing Russian S-400 missile systems, Interfax reported.

    "We are very against [Turkey’s purchase of the S-400] because it will have a negative impact on the compatibility of NATO weapons in Turkey. We cannot use a defense system created by Russia and supply F-35 planes to Turkey at the same time. That is why we work with Turkey in …

  • Turkey to supply military drones to Ukraine

    Turkey and Ukraine signed a memorandum on the supply of unmanned aircraft systems to Ukraine, the press service of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) reported on Wednesday, July 4.

    "Based on the Commission's work [following the meeting of the Joint Ukraine-Turkey Commission on military-technical cooperation in Ankara], the parties signed a Memorandum on the supply of unmanned aircraft systems to Ukraine, creating a joint venture,” the statement said.

    The participants …

  • Turkey will receive F-35 fighters despite objections of US Congress

    According to sources in the Pentagon and Lockheed Martin, Turkey will receive its first F-35 Joint Strike fighter this week, despite objections from Congress.  

    Lockheed Martin, which manufactures the F-35 fighters, will hold a ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas in honor of the new fighters destined for Turkey, a company spokesman said.

    The National Defense Authorization Act, passed by both chambers of Congress, contains restrictions on Turkey’s participation in the F-35 program.

    U.S. lawmakers …